Human rights and child labor

Swedish Match’s Code of Conduct includes sections specifically addressing human rights and child labor, and are based on international laws and accepted practices and guidelines.1)

For certain parts of the tobacco supply chain, these issues have been addressed and monitored as part of the engagement with AB Sustain. In addition, Swedish Match works through industry collaboration regarding child labor issues.

Swedish Match is represented on the Board of the ECLT Foundation (Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing). In 2014, the members of the ECLT Foundation, which include both tobacco manufacturers and tobacco leaf suppliers, signed a pledge of commitment to align and reinforce members’ policies and practices in combating child labor in tobacco growing. For more information on the ECLT Foundation and the pledge of commitment, see the ECLT Foundation’s website, www.eclt.org.

1) The international conventions and guidelines referred to here are the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child article 32.1, the eight ILO Core Conventions (Nos. 87, 98, 29, 105, 100, 111, 138, and 182), and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.