Prohibition of Forced Labour

No forced or bonded labour


Forced or bonded labour is forbidden. Workers are employed of their own free will. They are aware of their rights and obligations towards the employer.


All workers are on service on a voluntary basis. They shall be free to leave at any time, after due notice as stated by law or in the contract. Written contracts are strongly recommended.


  • ILO Convention 29 on Forced Labour
  • ILO Convention 105 on Abolition of Forced Labour

Other STEP Standards

Health and Safety

Fair Wages

Prohibition of Child Labour

Protection from Discrimination

Freedom of Association

Humane Treatment

Regulation of Working Hours

Environmental Protection

Audits and Transparency

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