German minister calls for EU supply chain law to prevent child labour

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German Development Minister Svenja Schulze is pushing for an EU supply chain law to prevent child labour worldwide. “Our consumption must no longer contribute to the exploitation of children in poorer countries,” the politician said on Saturday, one day ahead of the World Day Against Child Labour. While a German supply chain law was an important step against child labour, what was required was a “strong EU supply chain law.” “As the second largest economic area in the world, we in Europe bear responsibility for what our consumption does in other parts of the world,” the minister said. More tha…

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