Every day our business faces new challenges and risks. Human rights are fundamental to how we run our day-to-day business and the communities in which we operate. Our goal is to protect people’s inherent rights and freedoms. Our Human Rights Policy is aligned with the international human rights principles encompassed in the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the United Nations’ Global Compact.
In October 2018 we conducted our first internal human rights workshop with participation from senior managers across our business, including support and engagement from our leadership team. Following this, we conducted interviews with some of our senior leaders and we also sought input and advice from key external stakeholders, including UN OHCHR, Institute of Employers, Know The Chain and many industry peers.
We identified nine key areas as posing the greatest risk to people in our own operations and across our value chain.
You can read an update on our progress against these areas here