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A self-assessment tool for businesses

This self-assessment tool provides a base for companies to examine their child labour policies and practices. adapted to both corporate and field contexts, the self assessment is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ECLT Members’ Pledge of Commitment.

Click on the sections to the right to explore the questions and the supporting guidelines from the UNGPs and ECLT Pledge. Using these questions as a framework, companies can take a comprehensive look at current policies and practices and identify gaps where action must be taken.

Latest news about the Pledge

Multi-stakeholder action and collaboration produce sustainable solutions against child labour. Working with partners at the international, national and local levels is key to systemic change.

01.04.2019

Progressively realising commitments against child labour

In 2018, the Members of the ECLT Pledge of Commitment completed a second self-assessment on the progress made in their supply chains in the fight against child labour.

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23.11.2017

Ensuring rights and standards on farms

On 15th November 2017, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published an article highlighting the Sustainable Tobacco Program (STP), an industry-wide standard which, among other things, prohibits all children under 18 from handling green tobacco on farms.

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09.12.2016

Baseline for Action against Child Labour in Tobacco-Growing - ECLT Pledge 2nd Anniversary!

Human Rights Day marks the 2nd anniversary of the signing of the ECLT Pledge of Commitment and Minimum Standards by 13 companies, which make up a significant portion of the tobacco-growing supply chain, as well as the International Tobacco Growers' Association and the ECLT Foundation.

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