BUILDING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES FIT FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD 26 International standards are driven by the belief that we all have a role to play, whether governments, businesses or individuals, in shaping a better future for ourselves and for the next generation. Underpinning those beliefs is the recognition of human rights standards and practices. As international standards become the baseline for our corporate practice through the Group Sustainable Business Framework, recognising and integrating the respect for human rights throughout our operating systems and across the full business value chain will become even more important, irrespective of what our businesses do or make. To ensure the Group fully integrates its commitment to human rights into our businesses, policies, standards and appropriate grievance procedures are being put in place. To make these practically applicable, our central approach has included engaging with senior management to improve their understanding of the requirements of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The chart below shows how the UN Guiding Principles has become embedded within the Group Policies and Standards. Working with experts Leveraging the expertise of external organisations, we conducted a human rights workshop with the Institute for Human Rights and Business for 60 senior personnel. Our aim was to reiterate that as a global conglomerate, the Group is expected to include respect for human rights in all its business activities and decision-making processes. This includes the operations of existing businesses, the development of business strategies, the creation of new projects and in the management of acquisitions. Our commitment to human rights standards and legislation means promoting its adherence both inside and outside of our businesses. As such we attend seminars, talk about the initiatives being implemented across the Group and share our learning and best practices. In February 2016, we participated in a podcast interview with the Institute for Human Rights and Business that was shared widely both internally and outside the business and was well received. In March 2018, we participated in a workshop titled ‘Applying the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ held jointly by SHIFT and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The workshop provided insight on conducting Human Rights Due Diligence and as a result, we have developed guidance documents for our businesses and are supporting them in its implementation. // HUMAN RIGHTS & DISCRIMINATION ELEMENT 2017 2018 POLICY Publicly commit to respect internationally recognized human rights NO YES Communicate human rights position to business partners NO YES Disclose details of staff training on human rights NO YES DUE DILIGENCE Report on processes to identify adverse human rights impacts along the supply chain NO YES Provide details on how company integrates findings of assessments into actions NO YES Disclose details on how effectiveness of human rights responses is tracked NO YES REMEDY Provide details of grievance mechanisms INTERNALLY – YES EXTERNALLY – NO INTERNALLY – YES EXTERNALLY – YES Share details of specific grievances raised INTERNALLY – NO EXTERNALLY – NO EXTERNALLY – NO INTERNALLY – NO Responsible Stewardship HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAMME