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Child Labor Due Diligence Law (Wet voorstel Zorgplicht Kinderarbeid) 34506

Netherlands Forthcoming 2017

The law requires companies to examine whether child labor occurs in their production chain. If there is a trace of such, companies are required to develop a plan of action to combat child labor and draw up a declaration about their investigation and plan of action, which will be recorded in a public register.

Issuer name

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

More information

If the Senate gives its approval too, the Act will be effective from January 1, 2020. It is still to be determined what the scope of the law will be, and which groups of companies will be exempted. The law will be debated again in April 2019

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

information disclosure

Status

Forthcoming

Country

Netherlands

Region

Europe

Date of publication

2017

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

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