Green America is working to create a just and sustainable economy for all. Sweatshops and child labor affect those who are most vulnerable in global supply chains. Green America's labor program addresses these issues in three ways:
Many of the largest companies in the world engage labor abuses. Sweatshops are endemic in most industries, while child labor remains a persisting problem in agriculture, mining, and other fields. We keep consumers informed about labor violations that companies commit against their workers, and the actions they take to improve—or worsen—the situation.
Learn more about sweatshops here.
Our campaigns target companies on their specific labor abuses, and allow us to engage with companies to develop alternative practices that promote fair labor. When you take action with Green America, your voice joins the voices of other advocates who stand up for fair and safe working environments for all. Consumer advocacy is a powerful tool for enabling change.
We Provide Alternatives:
No one wants to buy products made with sweatshop labor, but it is hard to know what to avoid, and where to find green and fairly made products. Green America helps you keep sweatshop and child labor out of your purchases, allowing you to vote with your dollar for fair and sustainable business practices. Our resources connect consumers to green and fair businesses, and share guidelines to make thoughtful purchases that support fair labor.