Hong Kong, 18 June 2019 – The Centre for Child Rights and Business (formerly CCR CSR), a social enterprise that improves the lives of children by working with companies to achieve child-friendly supply chain operations, and ELEVATE, the leading business risk and sustainability solutions provider, have announced a collaboration to increase effectiveness in remedial and improvement services related to child labour.
As part of this collaboration, The Centre will be ELEVATE’s preferred partner to support customers and partners with child labour remediation, child rights risk assessment, and support programmes for parent and young workers.
The Centre and ELEVATE will conduct a series of shared-learning training sessions including for ELEVATE’s industry-leading assessment team members in China and Bangladesh. The focus of these engagements will be on how to go beyond the safe identification of child labour and ensure the collection of additional information on site that increases the likelihood of effective and equitable long-term remediation.
“We see this collaboration as a vital and proactive part of effectively addressing child labour issues in key sourcing markets,” said Dr. Kevin Franklin, ELEVATE Senior Vice President of Consulting & Product. “The current economic pressure on supply chains in Asia is generating a greater risk of cost-cutting behaviour. This may include sub-contracting, use of migrant workers and an increased potential use of child and young workers. Our joint solution with CCR CSR will support the industry to scale improved conditions in factories via a more closely integrated audit-remediation process.”
“By combining The Centre’s experience in child labour prevention and remediation with ELEVATE’s wider business portfolio, we’re in an exciting position together to offer strong immediate support to companies and most importantly to the children trapped in child labour situations,” added Ines Kaempfer, CEO, The Centre.
The new cooperation betweenThe Centre and ELEVATE underscores the importance of integrated services across assessment and consulting to improve program effectiveness for corporations, brands, retailers, vendors and factories.
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About The Centre
The Centre for Child Rights and Business (formerly CCR CSR) is a leading centre on child rights and business. We support businesses to deliver improvements within their supply chains that not only benefit workers, families and children, but also deliver positive business outcomes. We offer global expertise, services and support covering a broad range of child rights and well-being issues.
Our services cover responsible recruitment practices with a focus on child labour prevention and remediation, child rights risks assessments, support packages for young workers and other vulnerable groups, and a comprehensive set of services to create family-friendly workplaces in supply chains.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, The Centre works in a growing number of countries including Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Turkey, Vietnam, Egypt among others.
For more information, please visitwww.childrights-business.org
ELEVATE is the leading business risk and sustainability solutions provider. ELEVATE delivers improved organisational performance through sustainability and supply chain assessment and auditing, consulting, programme management and analytics. We shape the industry with our innovative solutions to complex problems, by designing and implementing customized programmes and technology that provide complete insight into risk and improve supply chain and sustainability performance. ELEVATE is headquartered in Hong Kong, and the company’s 620 employees oversee work in over 100 countries through dedicated offices in Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam.
For more information, please visit www.elevatelimited.com
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