The Dutch Senate is currently debating the private member’s bill on the Child Labour (Duty of Care) Act. This bill requires companies to submit a statement to the regulator stating that they are exercising ‘due diligence‘ to prevent the goods and services they supply or sell to Dutch consumers and companies from being produced using child labour. If, following a substantiated complaint and subsequent assessment, it is found that the company has failed to adequately fulfill its obligations; the supervisor may impose an instruction and subsequent a fine. What does such a declaration entail? Who must fulfill the duty of care? This blog post answers these and other questions raised by the bill.
The full blog post is written in Dutch.
Date: 22 May 2017
Author: Christien Saris