Fairness in the workplace
By 2020, we will drive fairness by further building human rights across our operations, and advancing human rights in our extended supply chain, developing a continuous improvement roadmap and promoting best practice. We will create a framework for fair compensation, and help employees take action to improve their health (physical and mental), nutrition and well-being. We will reduce workplace injuries and accidents in our factories and offices.
We will report on this commitment in 2015.
- achieved: 1
- on-plan: 5
- off-plan: 0
%of target achieved: 0
Based on our commitment to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we are incorporating principles contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) core Conventions into a Unilever Human Rights statement.
Our new Responsible Sourcing Policy sets mandatory requirements on human and labour rights in business relationships with Unilever and defines a ‘continuous improvement ladder’. We will use this to engage with all suppliers to progressively work towards achieving leading practices. Our ambition is to promote adherence to higher standards in all the industries we operate in, including the non-agricultural sector.
At the core of our activity is continuous improvement and creating the right incentives to help those we work with to move from one level to the next. We are strengthening our grievance mechanisms to enable more people to seek remedy when needed. This is part of a process to move our business from ‘do no harm’ to ‘do good’ and to increase our positive social impact as we grow.