Sweat & Toil: Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Around the World
Released 2016 estimates from the International Labor Organization indicate that there are 152 million children 5-17 years old in child labor, of which about 73 million are in hazardous labor that by its nature can have adverse effects on their health, safety, and moral development. An estimated 25 million people are trapped in forced labor, including over 4 million children.
Browse goods produced with child labor or forced labor;
Review laws and ratifications; and
See what governments can to do end child labor.
Using this app can be a starting point to empower yourself with knowledge about child labor or forced labor around the world. Anyone with an interest in these issues - governments, businesses, academics, civil society, consumers - can use it as a source of information to begin asking questions, taking action, and demanding change.
We are also making the data available to developers to use in their own applications, data visualizations, and mashups with other data sets through our API.
Comply Chain: Business Tools for Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains
Child and forced labor in supply chains present serious and material risks to companies and industries. To help mitigate these risks, the U.S. Department of Labor presents Comply Chain: Business Tools for Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains.
The app targets companies and industry groups seeking to develop robust social compliance systems for their global production. Comply Chain provides practical, step-by-step guidance on eight critical elements of social compliance, and is designed for companies that do not have a social compliance system in place or those needing to strengthen their existing systems. An integrated social compliance system includes: engaging stakeholders and partners, assessing risks and impacts, developing a code of conduct, communicating and training across the supply chain, monitoring compliance, remediating violations, independent review and reporting performance. The app contains many examples of specific good practices that companies, industry groups, and multi-stakeholder initiatives have put in place in these eight areas.