About this course
The UN has declared 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. The ILO estimated in 2016 that 152 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 were in child labour, this figure has risen by 8.4 million - to 160 million - since then. The number of children aged 5 to 17 years in hazardous work - defined as work that is like to harm their health, safety or morals - has risen by 6.5 million to 79 million since 2016. It is concentrated primarily in agriculture (71 per cent) – this includes fishing, forestry, livestock herding and aquaculture – 17 per cent in services; and 12 per cent in the Industrial sector, including mining. So, for the foresighted business, being proactive in developing and strenghtening their due diligence systems to manage child labour risks and human rights responsibilities is a priority. This programme has been developed to provide participants with the opportunity to understand more about modern slavery risk and how, within their own jobs, to do something about it. S - Seek out risks T - Take action O - Operate with guidelines in mind P - Promote the importance of business' role under child labour
- Online only
- All Levels
- Modules: 6
- Study: Self-paced
- Duration: 6 Weeks
- £995 (+VAT) - Pilot price
- 6 e-learning modules
- Self-paced learning
- Weekly classroom sessions
- Comprehensive reading materials with continued access
- Case studies
- Short quizzes after each module is completed
1 July 2021 - 5 August 2021
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Who's it suitable for?
Sustainability and ethical managers.
Compliance officers .
01. Identify what child labour is
02. Understand what is meant by 'child rights'
03. Describe the legislative framework and how to identify child labour and impacts with reference to the company’s procedures
04. Recognise the legal requirements of the draft Dutch Child Labour Due diligence law, the proposed EU mandatory human rights legislation, and reporting requirements of the Modern Slavery Act (section 54)
05. Explain how to investigate child labour issues in an organisation and supply chain
06. Understand how your role should respond to dealing with child labour
07. Identify actions that can be taken with reference to key roles such as sustainability/ethical managers, procurement, HE and marketing
08. Explain the importance of feedback and complaints mechanisms/grievance mechanisms as a means of verifying and tracking performance
09. Gain support developing suitable action plans to mitigate the risk
010. Understand monitoring and effectiveness and develop KPIs
Why are Human Rights Important to Business?
It is important that businesses understand the need and value of respecting human rights. Ensuring that you manage your human rights compliance will help:
- Manage legal risk– are you aware of the growing mandatory requirements regarding human
- Protect Brand Value– customers and consumers are increasingly interested in the ethics of businesses. Is your company at risk of negative media attention that could affect your bottom line?
- Morality– does your company recognise its responsibility to respect human rights?
- Improve investor relations– are you accountable for your human rights impacts?
There is an increase in the recognition and awareness of the importance of respecting human rights and this is reflected in the growing legislative requirements in many countries which businesses must follow. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) sets a benchmark for companies on how to address their human rights impacts within operations and in the supply chain. Now is the time to start building a human rights compliant framework.
Why study with Ardea?
Doing the course will make you both more confident when talking about modern slavery and human rights and give you a deeper understanding.
You’ll learn the theory, see real-life case studies and get to grips with the legal parameters and how to apply them within your organisational setting.
Come away with strategies to ensure what you’ve studied has a lasting impact.