U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of International Labor Affairs - Sweat & Toil App

Data and research in the Sweat & Toil app are taken from ILAB’s three flagship reports: Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor; List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor; and List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor. For information about each report’s methodology, please visit: https://www.dol.gov/

The Sweat & Toil app provides 1) individual country assessments that identify where Significant, Moderate, Minimal, or No Advancement has been made and notes whether 2) child labor, 3) forced labor, and 4) forced child labor were used in the production of a good in each country.

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# and type of entity138 Countries
Region Global
FrequencyAnnually
# of metrics disclosed4
# of data points gathered per entity50
Year of first public disclosure2015
Data collection method Primary field research , Secondary desk research
Data verification methodThird Party Verification
Themes evaluated Child labor , Forced labor , Labor administration and inspection
Vehicle for disclosureMachine readable API
Cost to accessFree
Intended users of the DisclosureWorkers in factories, Factories and/or suppliers, Brands and retailers, Unions, Governments, Consumers, Investors, NGOs and civil society, Academics