Our business is about connecting people and helping them manage every aspect of their digital lives. Through connectivity, our business promotes positive outcomes for a range of human rights-holders, including women and children, as well as supporting access to internationally recognised rights, including education and healthcare.
We recognise our responsibility to respect all internationally proclaimed human rights, including the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Bill of Human Rights, the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
We strive to ensure that we are not complicit in human rights abuses or adverse impacts. We shall, in all contexts, seek ways to honour the principles of internationally recognised human rights, even when faced with conflicting requirements. We are also committed to implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights throughout our business operations and supply chain.
As well as avoiding adverse impacts, we continuously seek opportunities to demonstrate best practice in the way in which we operate, as well as become a catalyst for positive impacts on human rights through the goods and services we offer.
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Our beliefs and principles
We focus our efforts on the most salient human rights issues in our operations, and have established policies, governance and due diligence processes to avoid, reduce and mitigate the potential human rights risks.
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We are working to ensure integrity in our supply chains by managing risk and building supplier capability.
We strive to create an open, diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees feel equally valued and understand that ethical conduct is critical to our business success.
We take safety extremely seriously in our operations. Keeping the people who work for us safe is one of our most fundamental responsibilities.