A member of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) since June 2015, the ECLT Foundation presents its outcomes for 2015-16. The Communication on Engagement (CoE) describes the ECLT Foundation’s strategic approach and activities that support the Global Compact and engage with the initiative at international, national, and local levels.
The private sector – including tobacco growers, leaf suppliers, and manufacturers – is a key partner for driving sustainable development. As a multi-stakeholder initiative, the ECLT Foundation plays a unique role in bringing the tobacco sector together to work toward the progressive elimination of child labour in tobacco-growing communities.
Since its creation in 2000, the ECLT Foundation has aligned with international standards and principles to eliminate child labour and promote business and human rights. We are committed to contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our work primarily supports the fulfillment of SDG 8.7, yet our systemic approach has an impact on many other goals.
Each day in 2015-16, the ECLT Foundation’s work contributed to the removal of seven children from child labour.