Respect the work, Respect the worker

Respect is TFT’s worker welfare programme to protect the rights of workers in global supply chains.

Our vision is to make sure that every worker in the supply chains we touch benefits from TFT’s drive from transformation.

We believe solutions are built by engaging, collaborating and supporting within the supply chain and with all players, rather than checking and auditing. This is why training and capacity building are key to what we do.

At sites we work to:

  • understand the situation and people’s concerns, the causes and obstacles to overcome.
  • review impacts to ensure solutions are implemented properly and improve people’s lives.
  • build solutions in collaboration with the management team.
  • train workers and supervisors, review processes and procedures and change working practices.


The 10 Respect Principles underpin everything we do:

Companies are committed to full traceability
Workers are treated equally and humanely
Children and young people are protected
There is no forced, bonded or trafficked labour
Ethical recruitment practices are in place
Workers’ health and safety is respected, and accommodation is safe and hygienic
Wages, benefits and working hours must at least meet legal requirements
Access to remedy is readily available to workers
Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining is respected for all workers
The health, safety and wellbeing communities around worksites are respected

Respect resources

Respect Principles, guidelines and fact sheets
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