Resources on Corporate Social Responsibility and child labour


  1. Publication

    Supplier guidance on preventing, identifying and addressing child labour

    17 May 2021

    This document provides practical guidance for factories and other production sites to prevent child labour through effective age verification and the protection of young workers, and to effectively respond to it if it does occur.


  1. Reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

    Child labour in mining and global supply chains

    23 September 2019

    Child labour in mining is most commonly found in artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM). Even if produced in small quantities at a mine site, cumulatively, the quantity of minerals coming from ASM is significant: ASM accounts for about 20 per cent of global gold supply, 80 per cent of global sapphire supply and 20 per cent of global diamond supply, 26 per cent of global tantalum production and 25 per cent of tin. It is also a major source of employment: some 40 million people work in ASM — a number that has doubled in recent years — as compared with 7 million in industrial mining.


  1. Report

    Child labour in the primary production of sugarcane

    29 September 2017

  2. Publication

    Child labour in cotton - A briefing

    26 July 2017


  1. Instructional material

    Action in the West African cocoa supply chain to address child labour

    01 June 2016

  2. Instructional material

    Child labour in the fish supply chain on Lake Volta, Ghana: The Torkor model

    01 June 2016

  3. Instructional material

    Business collaboration to eliminate child labour

    01 June 2016

  4. Instructional material

    South-East Asian seafood industries addressing child labour

    01 June 2016

  5. Publication

    Age verification - Protection for unregistered children from child labour

    24 May 2016

    The focus of this research is on the role of age verification in eliminating child labour. The paper contrasts the duty and means to determine an individual’s age of States against those of private enterprises.


  1. Guidelines

    How to do business with respect for children’s right to be free from child labour: ILO-IOE child labour guidance tool for business

    15 December 2015

    This Guidelines aims to improve global supply chain governance, due diligence and remediation processes to advance the progressive elimination of child labour