Aligning Policies and Practices To Combat Child Labour

On December 10th, 2014, members of the ECLT Foundation signed a shared Pledge of Commitment and Minimum Requirements on combatting child labour.

The ECLT Foundation members comprise a large percentage of the world’s tobacco-sourcing supply chain. The Pledge affirms, “ECLT Foundation Board Members respect and recognize the principles and rights enshrined in the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions and Recommendations on child labour”. The Pledge further affirms a sector-wide commitment to uphold robust policy on child labour, minimum requirements on tackling child labour, and implementation consistent with the UnitedNations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, based on the Ruggie ‘Protect, Respect, and Remedy’ Framework.

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