Preventing child labour
IKEA does not accept child labour
Child labour does exist in countries where IKEA products are manufactured, but IKEA does not accept child labour at its suppliers or their sub-contractors. IKEA works actively to prevent child labour.
We base our work on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), which defines the basic principle of always putting the best interests of the child first. The work IKEA does in this regard is also based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention number 138 (1973) concerning minimum working ages, and the ILO Convention number 182 (1999) concerning the worst forms of child labour.