Focusing the supply chain on working with stakeholders to eliminate child labour in tobacco growing.
For programme implementation purposes, the ECLT Foundation’s multi-stakeholder engagement approach follows a tripartite model that includes governments, trade unions, and employers, as well as civil society, other agricultural sectors, other public sector representatives, and any other stakeholders influencing child labour in tobacco growing.
In the field, as well as at Board level, the ECLT Foundation seeks to actively engage with various actors who have a stake in the elimination of child labour and to join forces toward the elimination of child labour.
The ECLT Foundation Board members currently comprise representatives of tobacco farmers and companies. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has been the advisor to the Board since the ECLT Foundation’s founding, and Save the Children Switzerland joined in 2013 as a second advisor to the ECLT Foundation’s Board and work.
Fostering dialogue, collaborative approaches, and sustainable solutions
The ECLT Foundation welcomes engagement and dialogue with organizations whose expertise and mandate overlap with the ECLT Foundation’s goal of eliminating child labour in tobacco growing. The ECLT Foundation is open to hearing views, sharing information, and building partnerships with representatives of trade unions, international organizations, governments, NGOs, supply chain and multi-stakeholder initiatives, foundations, experts, and academics who share our goal of building a better future for children and communities in tobacco-growing.
Help us step up our fight against child labour. To engage, share information, partner, or join the ECLT Foundation, please contact us.
Pledge in Action
Ending child labour will require the active input and involvement of all stakeholders, at all levels. The Pledge of Commitment of ECLT Foundation Board Members propels this action forward, by pledging all ECLT Board Members to work collaboratively with relevant local, national, regional and international stakeholders to progressively eliminate all forms of child labour within tobacco-sourcing supply chains. These stakeholders include workers’ organizations, civil society/non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, local communities, and children. The Pledge marks a significant and historic effort to work together to protect children. ECLT Foundation Members Pledge