Reducing Child Labor Toolkit
US Dept of Labor releases toolkit to help businesses combat child and forced labor in global supply chains:
The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that there are 215 million children in child labor worldwide, 115 million of them in hazardous forms of work. It also estimates that 21 million people are in forced labor, six million of them children.
By utilizing this toolkit, you have shown that your company is concerned about these grim statistics. You are interested in reducing the chance that your products—and the raw materials they come from—are manufactured, mined or harvested by children who should be in school, or by workers locked in sweatshops or forced into work through false promises or threats.