On 14 May 2019, a bill on the introduction of duty of care for child labour was adopted in the Dutch Senate. The bill requires companies to declare that they are taking the necessary steps to prevent child labour. The legislation promotes transparency and accelerates targeted actions by companies to seriously tackle child labour in their supply chains. Verstegen supports the bill.
Suppliers are reminded of Article 32.1: The Nations that are parties recognise the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing work which is likely to be dangerous or to interfere with the child’s education or to be harmful to the child’s health or physical, mental, intellectual, moral or social development.