STOP child labour: how to address child labour in supply chains

About this course

The UN has declared 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. The ILO estimated in 2016 that 160 million with 79 million children aged 5 to 17 years in hazardous work. This course is for foresighted business to be proactive in developing and strengthening their due diligence systems to manage child labour risks and human rights responsibilities. . This programme has been developed to provide participants with the opportunity to understand more about child labour 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: Weekly sessions
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • £2,200 (excl. VAT)


  • 6 e-learning modules
  • Weekly classroom sessions
  • Workbook
  • Comprehensive reading materials with continued access
  • Case studies
  • Short quizzes after each module is completed
 12th September – 17th October  14:00 (GMT+1)

£2,200.00 excl. VAT

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Who's it suitable for?

CEO's. Operational managers

Company director.

Finance director.

General Counsels.

Company secretaries.


Environmental managers.

Sustainability and ethical managers.

Compliance officers .

Learning outcomes

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

The part of the course I enjoyed most was being able to discuss practical matters with similar companies and value chains- Twining's social responsibility and sustainability team participant (Coffee sector pilot)

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
    rights compliance?
  • 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.


This course is available at a special rate for companies based in Africa. Contact for more information.

Why study with Ardea?

Doing the course will make you both more confident when talking about child labour  and child  rights and give you a deeper understanding on how to ensure that your due diligence and remediation systems are effective and meet the requirements of legislation,

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.

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