18 What is exploitative child labor The term child labor is often de fined as work that deprives children of their childhood their potential and their dignity and that is harmful to physical and mental development It refers to work that is mentally physically socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children and interferes with their schooling by depriving them of the opportu nity to attend school obliging them to leave school prematurely or requiring them to attempt to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work Working Standards at our Farms and Mills 1 Abiding by local law or ILO Conventions Nos 100 111 2 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child ILO Conventions Nos 138 182 ILO definition of child labour 3 ILO conventions Nos 29 105 Respecting the law Conducting business on five continents means adapting to a wide variety of cultures and political systems Being privileged to do business all over the world also means that we respect the laws of the countries in which NKG operates Special attention should be paid to Human rights prohibition of child forced labor no discrimination working time remuneration employees collective representation Employee health and safety standards The immediate environment Corruption money laundering and international sanctions The accurate communication of financial information Fair competition NKG seeks to share these principles with its business partners and to make sure within our sphere of influence that they also respect the relevant rules and regulations Providing equal opportunities Diversity strengthens the Group Each of us should contribute to an open and inclusive working environment that embraces the diversity of the communities in which we operate We must ensure that our co workers have equal opportunities within the Group Therefore we do not discriminate on the basis of gender or of racial ethnic or national origin religion political opinion sexual orientation social origins age or physical or mental disabilities 1 We want to give everyone who is willing and able the opportunity to develop professionally within NKG No child labor No forced labor NKG is strictly against exploitative child labor and ensures that there is abso lutely no child labor on our own farms in our coffee mills or in our offices 2 The same applies to forced labor of any kind 3 We understand the limits of our abilities Thus together with other companies in the overall coffee sector government agencies NGOs and other stakeholders NKG is working on improving the living conditions of coffee farmers and is committed to the rights and well being of their families

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