Human rights policy
We launched IRBIS PROJECT GROUP’s human rights policy in 2013. The policy applies to every IRBIS PROJECT GROUP employee.
IPG’s human rights policy contains seven key principles:
- We conduct our business in a manner that respects the rights and dignity of all people, complying with all legal requirements.
- We recognize our responsibility to respect human rights and avoid complicity in human rights abuses, as stated in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
- We treat everyone who works for IRBIS PROJECT GROUP fairly and without discrimination. Our employees, agency staff and suppliers are entitled to work in an environment and under conditions that respect their rights and dignity.
- We respect freedom of association. Where our employees wish to be represented by trade unions or works councils, we will cooperate in good faith with the bodies that our employees collectively choose to represent them within the appropriate national legal frameworks.
- We respect the rights of people in communities impacted by our activities. We will seek to identify adverse human rights impacts and take appropriate steps to avoid, minimize and/or mitigate them.
- We will seek to make contractual commitments with suppliers that encourage them to adhere to the same principles.
Human rights in the supply chain.
Managing human rights issues has implications for the way we manage our supply chains. We expect our suppliers and contractors to act consistently with our code of conduct, which outlines our requirements that no forced or child labour will be used. Non-conformance with this may ultimately result in termination of contract.
As part of our work towards alignment with the UN Guiding Principles, we have developed a plan to update our upstream procurement and supply chain management processes and practices with further human rights considerations. These include human rights risk assessment, due diligence and verification.