Child Labour Policy
Being the world class manufacturer and exporter of Himalayan crystal salt products we are committed to produce safe and legal products to the specified quality and to manage product quality to meet our valued customers’ requirements. The ITC will not tolerate the use of child or forced labour, nor exploitation of children in any of its global operations and facilities.
Child labour, as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention is “work by children under the age of 12; work by children under the age of 15 that prevents school attendance; and work by children under of age of 18 that is hazardous to the physical or mental health of the child.
In the comportment of its business, ITC:
- Shall not engage in or support the use of child labour as defined
- Shall establish, document, maintain, and effectively communicate to personnel and other interested parties policies and procedures for remediation of children found to be working in situations, which fit the definition of child labour above, and shall provide adequate support to enable such children to attend and remain in school until no longer a child as defined
- Shall establish, document, maintain, and effectively communicate to personnel and other interested parties policies and procedures for promotion of education for children covered under ILO Recommendation 146 and young workers who are subject to local compulsory education laws or are attending school, including means to ensure that no such child or young worker is employed during school hours and that combined hours of daily transportation (to and from work and school), school, and work time does not exceed 10 hours a day.
- Shall not expose children or young workers to situations in or outside of the workplace that are hazardous, unsafe, or
- Shall not engage in or support the use of forced labour, nor shall personnel be required to lodge ‘deposits’ or identity papers upon commencing employment with the
- Will comply with all other applicable child labour laws, including those related to wages, hours worked, overtime and working conditions;
- Is against all forms of exploitation of children. The ITC does not provide employment to children before they have reached the legal age to have completed their compulsory education, as defined by the relevant authorities;
- It is the responsibility of local management and Human Resource Department to implement and ensure compliance with this policy at all ITC operations and