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  • C1. Does the company provide for or cooperate in the remediation of impacts on children through legitimate processes, where it has caused or is associated with in its supply chain?

    • ECLT Member’s Pledge of Commitment

      ECLT FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS’ MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (hereinafter the "requirements"):

      For buyers and manufacturers – to apply these requirements within their entire tobacco-sourcing supply chains, and consistent with the principles of “Protect, Respect, and Remedy Framework” pledge to:

      • Make the appropriate policy commitment to eliminate child labour;
      • Implement due diligence, consistent with the size and circumstances of the company, with the aim of identifying, preventing, mitigating and accounting for their adverse impacts on child labour in tobacco-sourcing supply chains;
      • Provide for/or cooperate in legitimate processes of remediation.
    • UN Guiding Principle

      UNGPs OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLE 22

      Where business enterprises identify that they have caused or contributed to adverse impacts, they should provide for or cooperate in their remediation through legitimate processes.

      UNGPs OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLE 15

      In order to meet their responsibility to respect human rights, business enterprises should have in place policies and processes appropriate to their size and circumstances, including:

      a. A policy commitment to meet their responsibility to respect human rights;

      b. A human rights due diligence process to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for how they address their impacts on human rights;

      c. Processes to enable the remediation of any adverse human rights impacts they cause or to which they contribute.

  • C1.1. How does the company remediate for its actual impacts with respect to child labour?

    • ECLT Member’s Pledge of Commitment

      ECLT FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS’ MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (hereinafter the "requirements"):

      For buyers and manufacturers – to apply these requirements within their entire tobacco-sourcing supply chains, and consistent with the principles of “Protect, Respect, and Remedy Framework” pledge to:

      • Make the appropriate policy commitment to eliminate child labour;
      • Implement due diligence, consistent with the size and circumstances of the company, with the aim of identifying, preventing, mitigating and accounting for their adverse impacts on child labour in tobacco-sourcing supply chains;
      • Provide for/or cooperate in legitimate processes of remediation.
    • UN Guiding Principle

      UNGPs OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLE 29

      To make it possible for grievances to be addressed early and remediated directly, business enterprises should establish or participate in effective operational-level grievance mechanisms for individuals and communities who may be adversely impacted.

  • C1.2 What processes are in place to manage non-compliance with child labour provisions?

    • ECLT Member’s Pledge of Commitment

      ECLT FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS’ MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (hereinafter the "requirements"):

      For buyers and manufacturers – to apply these requirements within their entire tobacco-sourcing supply chains, and consistent with the principles of “Protect, Respect, and Remedy Framework” pledge to:

      • Make the appropriate policy commitment to eliminate child labour;
      • Implement due diligence, consistent with the size and circumstances of the company, with the aim of identifying, preventing, mitigating and accounting for their adverse impacts on child labour in tobacco-sourcing supply chains;
      • Provide for/or cooperate in legitimate processes of remediation.
  • C1.3 Are there processes in place (e.g. training programs) to ensure that suppliers have knowledge and competences to implement the company’s child labour policies?

    • ECLT Member’s Pledge of Commitment

      ECLT FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS’ MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (hereinafter the "requirements"):

      For buyers and manufacturers – to apply these requirements within their entire tobacco-sourcing supply chains, and consistent with the principles of “Protect, Respect, and Remedy Framework” pledge to:

      • Make the appropriate policy commitment to eliminate child labour;
      • Implement due diligence, consistent with the size and circumstances of the company, with the aim of identifying, preventing, mitigating and accounting for their adverse impacts on child labour in tobacco-sourcing supply chains;
      • Provide for/or cooperate in legitimate processes of remediation.