Preventing Child and Forced Labour

The purpose of this protocol is to provide guidance on verification requirements regarding the prevention of child labour and forced labour. The protocol sets out the general approach taken to confirm that processes are in place to ensure that neither child nor forced labour as defined by ILO conventions are occurring at TSM participating facilities. Through this protocol, participating members commit to respecting the rights of its workers and not engaging in practices of forced or child labour, as defined in ILO Conventions 29, 138 and 182.

As this is a verification protocol there is no self-assessment for this protocol; the requirements are assessed every three years as part of the independent verification process.

Protocol and Checklist