A by-the-numbers look at World Vision Canada's new report on child labour

OTTAWA – A new report by World Vision Canada says Canadian consumers are largely in the dark about what companies do to prevent child labour in their supply chains. Here are some figures from the report and about child labour worldwide:

52: Percentage of companies in the report that didn’t provide any public reporting on their efforts to prevent child labours in their supply chains;

$34.3 billion: Value of imported goods reviewed as part of the World Vision Canada study;

1,264: Companies operating in Canada whose supply chains run through countries with high incidences of child labour;

828: Number of those companies that are headquartered in Canada;

87: Percentage of respondents in a 2015 Ipsos Reid survey, conducted for World Vision Canada, who supported supply chain transparency legislation;

168 million: Estimated number of child labourers worldwide;

85 million: Children worldwide who do hazardous work;

40: Percentage drop between 2000 and 2012 in the number of girls working around the world;

25: Percentage drop between 2000 and 2012 in the number of boys working.

(Source: World Vision Canada, International Labour Organization)