Our policy is to respect the dignity, wellbeing and human rights of our employees, the workers in our supply chain and the communities in which we operate. We are committed to conducting our business in a responsible and sustainable way, seeking to mitigate the risks and potential impacts of human rights abuses both within our direct operations and supply chains.
We have a collaborative approach to human rights, partnering with key stakeholders across our value chain to make positive societal impact. Our commitment to human rights extends through several Group policies. Our Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct set out the foundations to our approach to human rights, which all our employees, suppliers and business partners are required to adhere to.
WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT?
Our on-going commitment to human rights has included: undertaking Human Rights Impact Assessment to better understand the salient human rights in relation to our global supply chains; strengthening policy commitments and standards; and more recently reviewing how robust these policies are.
Subject matter experts to conduct a policy gap analysis and review of the policies and processes we have in place to mitigate against the risk of modern slavery. The review included stress testing processes, interviews with subject matter experts and testing the application of global policies on the ground including those detailed within our previous modern slavery statements.
Whilst a number of good practices were identified, including due diligence within the supply chain, several recommendations were also made by SFA.
WHAT ARE THE KEY ISSUES?
Child labour is unacceptable, and we make every effort to stop it happening in our supply chain.
We have partnered with the Slave Free Alliance to improve our processes for mitigating against modern slavery.