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Child Labor [India]

Author: Megha Bahree, Forbes, Published on: 25 February 2008

The [Indian] government itself, in its most recent account...estimates that 12.6 million children under the age of 14 are at work in India...Monsanto, Syngenta and Bayer, all working under the glare of labor monitors like Glocal, are grappling with ways to prevent the abuse of children...These retailers [refers to refers to Gap, Macy's, ABC Carpet & Home, Ikea, Lowe's, Home Depot] say they are aware of child-labor problems, have strict policies against selling products made by underage kids and abide by the laws of the countries from which they import. But there are many links in a supply chain, and even a well-intentioned importer can't police them all...Sometime within the next few months Gap intends to convene a global forum to consider "industrywide solutions" to child labor.

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Related companies: ABC (part of Walt Disney) Bayer Gap Home Depot IKEA Lowe's Macy's Monsanto (part of Bayer) Syngenta