Respecting Human Rights

Our approach to Human Rights

Taking care of people starts by respecting and promoting their human rights. It is the foundation of how we do business and critical to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

We demand the highest human rights standards in our business and our supply chain. Our Human Rights Policy outlines our commitments and expectations from colleagues and suppliers, while encouraging our business partners to follow similar principles. It complements our Code of Ethics and our Responsible Sourcing Policy, which states what we expect from all business partners.

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As one of the world’s 36 United Nations Global Compact LEAD companies, we take action to advance the UN Ten Principles – starting with respecting human rights. Our priority areas are clearly identified and mapped against our value chain to understand where we can best address potential or adverse impact on human rights. Starting with our operations, we tackle areas such as health & safety, diversity & belonging through robust programs.  

 

 

In our supply chain, we are advancing human rights through several tools such as EcoVadis, a platform collecting supplier data, and the Union for Ethical BioTrade principles, which we promote with our suppliers of natural ingredients through field audits. Building on our engagement with the UN Global Compact, we were the first company in our industry to sign the UN Global Compact Action Platform for Decent Work in Global Supply Chains in 2019.

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Caring about people

From the farmers and workers in our supply chains to our colleagues, customers and consumers – people are at the heart of everything we do, and we care for every person touched in any way by our business. Caring about people starts by ensuring their fundamental human rights.

 

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