Business Networks

There are many ways that business networks can become involved in Alliance 8.7: by becoming a direct Partner, participating in an Action Group, or forming collaborations with other stakeholders to deliver specific contributions.

RECOGNIZED MEMBERSHIP NETWORKS

ILO Child Labour Platform

The Child Labour Platform (CLP) is a cross-sectoral, multi-stakeholders forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned in eliminating child labour, particularly in supply chains. The Platform draws on ILO’s extensive experience in this area to provide guidance and knowledge-sharing opportunities to address obstacles and key dilemmas faced by business, link with global and local initiatives to eliminate child labour, and foster practical action that can make a difference in affected communities. The CLP is co-chaired by the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and coordinated by the ILO and the Global Compact.

The next meeting of the CLP will be held on 21-22 November, 2019 in Paris. 

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ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour

The ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour is a collaborative forum convened by the ILO for companies, employer organizations, and business networks to come together with the ultimate aim of leveraging comparative advantages and collective action towards the elimination of forced labour and human trafficking. As a business-only network membership is open to firms of all sizes and sectors, as well as employer’s and business membership organizations. Other initiatives led by business and with complementary mandates and expertise wanting to support the initiative may qualify for recognition as official partners. Where objectives are aligned and as appropriate, the Global Business Network on Forced Labour will provide support to take forward specific actions identified for work by the Alliance 8.7 Supply Chains Action Group, and stands together with this entity in recognizing the value of local ownership and a strong focus on country level action with governments in the driving seat.

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Bali Process Government and Business Forum

The Bali Process Government and Business Forum (GABF) (www.baliprocessbusiness.org) brings together senior business leaders and government ministers across the Indo-Pacific region to contribute towards the eradication of human trafficking, forced labour, modern slavery and the worst forms of child labour. The Forum convenes every two years alongside the wider Ministerial Conference, the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime.

After the inaugural launch in Perth 2017, the Second Forum was held on 6-7 August in Nusa Dua, Bali. Over 350 participants from 52 countries and a range of businesses attended the event. In a significant milestone for the Indo-Pacific region, the Acknowledge, Act, Advance (AAA) Recommendations were endorsed by government and business, being the first major policy document agreed between the private and public sector to tackle issues of modern slavery in the region.

The business network, for which the Walk Free Foundation are Secretariat, include companies from a diversity of sectors. Business representatives from across CSR, operational or managerial teams work with the Secretariat throughout the year. Business Leaders, typically at Chairman or executive level, represent business interests from across the region at the Ministerial Conference. The Government and Business Forum is co-chaired by Australian Business Leader, Andrew Forrest (Chairman Fortescue Metals Group), Indonesian Business Leader, Eddy Sariaatmadja (Chairman Emtek Group) and the Foreign Ministers of Australia and Indonesia.

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Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) is a nonprofit coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains. RBA members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and utilize a range of programs, training and assessment tools to support continuous improvement. The RBA’s Responsible Labor Initiative is a multi-industry, multi-stakeholder initiative focused on ensuring that the rights and dignity of workers vulnerable to forced labor in global supply chains are consistently respected and promoted through responsible recruitment and employment practices. For more information, visit ResponsibleBusiness.org and follow @RBAllianceOrg. To learn more about getting involved, please contact us here.

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