Fair Labor

Does this product have a risk of child or forced labor?

An overview of HowGood's Fair Labor attribute methodology, for use in external communications

What does the Fair Labor attribute measure?

The Fair Labor attribute recognizes products that contain ingredients that do not pose a significant risk of contributing to child or forced labor practices.

How long does a product qualify for the Fair Labor attribute?

Products that qualify for Fair Labor receive access to the attribute for public-facing communications for one year. At the end of the annual contract, products must be reassessed based on the current industry benchmark to re-qualify.

What does the Fair Labor attribute mean for consumers?

The Fair Labor attribute provides consumers with a clear indicator of how sustainable a product is with respect to labor and working conditions. It’s easy-to-digest and guides consumers toward more sustainable purchases. The Fair Labor attribute empowers shoppers to make decisions that are in line with their values and preferences. By purchasing Fair Labor products, consumers can take a step toward supporting products that embody ethical labor practices, and reducing demand for products that support child or forced labor.

What is HowGood’s research methodology for assessing labor risk?

HowGood assesses labor risk based on a product’s ingredients and locations where the ingredient would be sourced. Whenever a customer can provide us with primary data for the growing location of their ingredients, this is used. When a customer cannot provide the location, HowGood chooses the most likely growing location as a proxy.

What data sources does HowGood use to assess labor risk?

HowGood uses The List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor from the US Department of Labor as well as other reports from governments and NGOs as needed.

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