“FWF took considerable time to develop a strong code and matching pragmatic approach for members. And its strength is that it is sticking to these principles.” - Willy Wagenmans, Founding Board member of FWF
The basis of the collaboration between FWF and a member is the Code of Labour Practices. The core of this code is made up from eight labour standards derived from ILO Conventions and the UN’s Declaration on Human Rights. This means the FWF Code of Labour Practices is based on internationally recognised standards which have been set through tripartite negotiation.
There shall be no use of forced, including bonded or prison, labour. (ILO Conventions 29 and 105)
Download a short paper on the Sumangali scheme, a form of forced labour prevalent in South India, here