Child Labour Index

Protect your brand from association with child labour

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Knowingly or unknowingly using child labour in your supply chains is one of the most reputationally damaging labour rights issues. Ensuring you have a robust process in place to identify risky suppliers and prevent association with child labour is a critical first step in protecting the reputation of your brand.

The Child Labour Index is constructed with reference to the UN’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy “ framework and includes a comprehensive assessment of a country’s commitment to combatting child labour, the quality of its domestic legal framework, its enforcement capabilities and the extent of reported violations.

The Child Labour Index can help you:

  • Perform due-diligence risk assessments and prioritise actions
  • Build strong resilience, adequate policies and monitoring systems for combatting child labour in the value chain
  • Safeguard company reputation
  • Promote responsible business practices in line with international guidelines

Who could benefit from the index?

Consumer and Retail
Consumer and retail goods and agri-business companies, particularly those operating in areas with high poverty rates

Tourism, Logistics and Transportation
Companies in the tourism, logistics and transportation sectors will be exposed to sex exploitation and trafficking of children, particularly when operating in developing economies

Responsible Sourcing and Procurement
Businesses can use the Child Labour Index to screen and prioritise high risk suppliers for exposure to child labour


Features and benefits at-a-glance


Indicators measuring the strength of legal framework, enforcement capabilities and reported violations


Data points for identifying child labour risk in the value chain


Four years of reporting data since 2016

Download a sample report

Download a sample report from our Child Labour Index: Progress on child labour flatlining in world’s manufacturing hubs