It will be the responsibility of the Members to ensure that the Minimum Age of Employment in all their production units is as permissible under Indian Law, and that no child labor is employed as prohibited by the Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986 and the Factories Act, 1948.
It shall also be the responsibility of each Member to ensure that such prohibitions on child labor are respected by any entity that performs production work on behalf of the Member outside of the Member’s premises.
In case of violation of the Code of Conduct, a Show-Cause Notice will be issued to the members by giving him/her an opportunity to explain the circumstances under which the violation has been made.
The explanation so received will be placed before the Committee of Administration to enable it to decide action to be taken in respect of that violation.
In case a member is found guilty of violating any of the terms of the Code of Conduct of more than two occasions, the Chairman and Executive Director, Council for Leather Exports will put the case before the Committee of Administration for a decision regarding de-registration of such members.
It will be the responsibility of each member to ensure strict compliance of the Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct shall apply to all members of the Council including Associate Members.