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Fair treatment of employees

Hands-on top of each other in a circle. The image illustrates the fair treatment of employees in one business ruled by the code of business ethics.

Working Culture & Employment Practices

Our working culture is the most important driver for our sustained success.

Our commitments:

We continually aim to create a respectful working culture that is genuinely open and inclusive and free from any kind of bullying, harassment or discrimination; this is fundamental to our commercial success.

We will continually assess our operations to promote a diversity of background, experience and thought within our teams; this is critical to our growth. We will only hire, retain and promote colleagues on the basis of merit and will not tolerate any form of discrimination in our decision-making.

We strive to provide fair opportunity and reward for all colleagues in line with our policies and living our Values.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Everybody has the right to a healthy and safe working environment.

Our commitments:

Health, safety and wellbeing of our people is our first priority. We will constantly strive toward zero harm from our business actions.

We set and expect high standards for protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of ourselves and others. We demand the same from all we interact with.

Conflicts of Interest

We must not let any personal interests impact the quality of our decisionmaking for our business.

Our commitments:

We avoid conflicts of interest in our business dealings, but where they occur, we deal with them.

Regardless of anyone’s role or position, all conflicts, or potential conflicts, shall be disclosed and reviewed in advance of any decisions that could impact our business interests.

We will seek to manage conflicts of interest through disclosure and removal from connected decisionmaking, where appropriate.

Data Privacy

It is our responsibility to treat any personal data in our possession with a duty of care.

Our commitments:

We comply with applicable privacy laws and our Binding Corporate Rules.

We only process personal data for legitimate business purposes.

We are transparent and accountable in how we gather and use data.

We keep personal data confidential and secure and report and notify incidents.

We safeguard personal data before disclosing it to third parties and transferring it abroad.

We respect the privacy rights of individuals.

Human Rights & Modern Slavery

A sustainable business must protect human rights and prevent modern slavery. It is the right thing to do.

Our commitments

 We strive to conduct our business in a way that respects the human rights and dignity of people.

 We adhere to all laws relating to human rights and modern slavery as expressed in the International Bill of Human Rights.

 We are committed to preventing modern slavery, child labour and human trafficking across all our corporate activities.

We adhere to the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

from time to time in force, ensuring that our suppliers actively identify and address potential violations across their own operations and throughout their value chain.

All our commitments apply not only to our employees but also the employees of our partners, direct and indirect suppliers.