ECPAT Code of Conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM

An industry driven responsible tourism initiative in collaboration with ECPAT International, funded by UNICEF and supported by the UNWTO

THE SIX CRITERIA

Suppliers of tourism services adopting the code commit themselves to implement the following six criteria:

  1. To establish an ethical policy regarding commercial sexual exploitation of children.
  2. To train the personnel in the country of origin and travel destinations.
  3. To introduce a clause in contracts with suppliers, stating a common repudiation of commercial sexual exploitation of children.
  4. To provide information to travellers by means of catalogues, brochures, in-flight films, ticket-slips, home pages, etc.
  5. To provide information to local “key persons” at the destinations.
  6. To report annually.

For more information visit ECPAT’s website at http://www.thecode.org/.