We are committed to conducting business with the highest standards of
integrity and respect for human rights.
We believe all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect,
and we embrace our responsibility to respect human rights across all
areas of our operations, supply chain and in the communities where we
operate. Our work on human rights is informed by the UN Guiding
Principles on Business and Human Rights and the United Nations
Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Working together, we believe we
can achieve long term improvements in quality of life for all.
Our ethical sourcing program and commitment to traceability and transparency provides the foundation for our response to human rights risks. Through our risk assessments and due diligence activities, we have further identified three priority human rights topics for our business:
- modern slavery
- living wage and responsible purchasing; and
- gender equality and women’s empowerment
Further detail on the challenges associated with these human rights topics, our approach and progress can be found in the following sections.
In this section, some of our commitments focus on our ‘own
brand’ products. When we use the term ‘own brand’ we
mean the brands we own, which excludes the brands owned by other
companies, such as licensed and international brands.