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If child labour is discovered, does the brand find a way to provide for the child’s education and replace lost income to the family?
Metric Type
Researched
Value Type
Options
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Sustainability Report
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Supply Chain Policy document
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Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Project JUST was created to transform the fashion industry into a transparent, accountable and sustainable system that celebrates the stories, the people and the resources behind the clothing.

To do so, they developed a robust methodology for researching brands and their sustainability practices for their searchable brand directory. The directory provides comparable research on brands to empower shoppers to make more informed and ethical purchasing decisions and to put pressure on brands to improve their practices.

While Project JUST dissolved in 2018, the research methodology can be continued through data contributions on WikiRate. 

This metric falls within the Social section of questions, which looks at how a brand is treating the people in its supply chain. 

If child labor is identified, there is a responsibility to not only remove the child from the labor situation, but also to provide support to help the child with things like missed education and safety from being forced back into a similar situation. This can be accomplished directly or through local partnerships. This metric is asking whether the brand addresses education gaps for child laborers and actively searches for alternate means for the child’s family to replace the lost income, so that the child is not at risk of being sent to work elsewhere.


Methodology

Use publicly available reports from the brand OR third-party reported information for the Project JUST category: Social to answer this question. We suggest familiarizing yourself with the brand’s reporting by visiting the brand’s website, looking to see if they have released a Corporate Responsibility Report, or any information on their CSR or sustainability policies.

Keyword search “child labor” and “remediation” in reports and policy documents. 

If the company has published supplier policies, but does not cover child labor remediation, the answer will be "No".