If culture is important, so are sound and fair employment practices. We take our responsiblities to our people seriously. Our commitment to good employment practices and workplace-related human rights is set out in our Employment Principles.
Our Employment Principles set out a common approach to the development of policies and procedures, while recognising that we must take account of local labour law and practices and the local political, economic and cultural context. We are committed to the Employment Principles and demonstrate that they are embedded in the workplace through the way in which we engage within the company.
Topics covered by our Employment Principles include:
- Equality of opportunity and non-discrimination;
- Internal communications and the free flow of ideas;
- Worker representation and freedom of association;
- Fairness at work and the unacceptability of harassment and bullying;
- That we do not condone or employ child labour;
- That forced or bonded labour is completely unacceptable;
- Performance responsibility;
- Health, safety and environmental responsibility;
- Community contributions and skills development for employees and communities in markets where our companies operate;
- Personal development and learning;
- Reasonable working hours and family friendly policies; and
- Fair, clear and competitive remuneration and benefits.