Human rights impacts can create severe adverse consequences for the Company’s reputation and business operations. Throughout the Company, it is essential to respect human rights, freedom, and equality by disclosing how the Company addresses potential impacts on human rights, including how the Company prevents and mitigates such impacts.
The Company is committed to respecting human rights in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), including local regulations as stated in the corporate human rights policy. In practice, the Company adheres to the principles of liberty, equality and human dignity and shall not discriminate against gender, race, religion, and color in order to prevent and avoid human rights violations among employees, partners, customers, contractors, suppliers, communities, and vulnerable groups namely children, women, the disabled, indigenous peoples, migrant workers, and the elderly.
At present, a human rights due diligence manual is under standardization. However, the Company has conducted a self-assessment to identify the human rights risks at the corporate level with 6 focus areas as follows:
· Occupational health and safety
· Customer and product stewardship
· Security arrangements
· Contractors and supply chain
The Company promotes human rights awareness through various communication channels, for both employee and concerned parties such as security personnel. Currently, the training material is being standardized to ensure the same practice across business units.