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Child labour

Imperial Tobacco's policy is to ensure that the Group and its subsidiaries do not employ children.

We are committed to working with our suppliers to encourage their compliance with international standards on child labour. We work with relevant stakeholders to eliminate the exploitation of children in the tobacco sector.

Imperial Tobacco is a Board member of the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Foundation ( This is a partnership established by organisations representing tobacco workers, growers, suppliers and manufacturers, supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO), which aims to improve access to education and ensure alternatives to childhood working. The ECLT Foundation aims to ensure that children are provided with an upbringing that gives them the best chance to succeed in all aspects of life.