FLA’s Fair Labor Code mandates that no person shall be employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher.
According to the International Labour Organization, one out of 10 children worldwide are in child labor.
FLA is committed to upholding and advancing standards that condemn the use of child labor, hazardous work, and worst forms of child labor in the formal and informal sectors. Since its founding in 1999, FLA has worked to resolve labor rights issues from factories to farms in global supply chains.
160Globally, 160 million children aged 5 to 17 are in child labor.
About half perform hazardous work that places their health, safety, or moral development at risk.
70%Seventy percent of child labor occurs in agriculture.
Often in family subsistence and commercial farming.
Child Labor in the Vanilla Sector in Madagascar
FLA adds to the body of knowledge on child labor in the vanilla sector
The report documents the differences in non-compliance with labor standards on a plantation and smallholder farms. It also provides more than a dozen recommendations for vanilla sector stakeholders, with specific suggestions targeted at the government of Madagascar, multinational companies, and local processors and suppliers.
FLA efforts to address child labor in Turkey
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Child labor news from FLA
Vanilla supply chain mapping in Madagascar reveals challenges to overcoming child laborJune 29, 2021 View Vanilla supply chain mapping in Madagascar reveals challenges to overcoming child labor
Action pledge in support of the UN International Year for the Elimination of Child LaborFebruary 25, 2021 View Action pledge in support of the UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor
FLA report highlights effective interventions that promote decent workJune 13, 2019 View FLA report highlights effective interventions that promote decent work