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  • Unilever: Governance

    Our work in this area is overseen by the Unilever Chief Executive Officer, supported by the Unilever Leadership Executive including the Chief Supply Chain Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and the Chief...

  • Unilever: Management

    Firstly, we are committed to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Secondly, we have a clear policy framework which includes our Code of Business Principles, our internal Respect, Dignity and Fair Treatment Code Policy and...

  • Unilever: Stakeholder engagement

    We recognise the importance of dialogue with our employees, workers and external stakeholders who are or could potentially be affected by our actions. We pay particular attention to individuals or groups who may be at greater risk of negative human...

  • Unilever: Identified human rights issues

    The company selected the following from a check list: Health (including environmental health, workplace health & safety) Workplace diversity / non-discrimination Forced labour and human trafficking (including in supply chains) Operations in...

  • Unilever: Actions on sexual harassment

    Sexual Harassment – please see here: [link]

  • Unilever: Reporting and communication

    Commitments and information are communicated through our Human Rights Policy Statement and through the annual update of the Fairness in the Workplace Pillar of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Please also note that, from 2015, we have committed to...

  • Unilever: Grievance procedures and access to remedy

    We place importance on the provision of effective remedy wherever human rights impacts occur through company- based grievance mechanisms. We encourage our employees and workers to speak up, without retribution, about any concerns they may have,...

  • Unilever: External and collaborative human rights initiatives

    Our CEO, Paul Polman, is a Board member of the UN Global Compact and Unilever is a member of the Human Rights Working Group; our Global VP Social Impact is Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Advisory Council on Human Rights; we are members...

  • Unilever: Progress since June 2011, when the UN Guiding Principles were endorsed

    The appointment in 2013 of a Global VP for Social Impact to lead our human rights work and ensure alignment with the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) Strengthening the Enhancing Livelihoods ambition of the USLP, by creating a pillar of work with...

  • Unilever: Challenges, and additional guidance that would be helpful

    We will provide more information in response to the above question as part of our public report later in 2015. Update 2016: Human rights are universal and inalienable and their respect – and promotion – form the foundation of enhancing livelihoods. Our...

  • VF Corp

    Stock exchange symbol: (VFC:US) VF Corp has not yet responded to the survey.  We welcome its response at any time.  No publicly-available human rights policy found for VF Corp.  The company's sustainability website is here: [link]

  • VF Corp: Governance

    VF Corp has not yet responded to the survey. No publicly-available human rights policy found for VF Corp.

  • Vale

    Stock exchange symbol: (VALE3:BZ) English response below is a translation of Vale's original in Portuguese.

  • Vale: Policy commitment

    Vale has had a Human Rights Policy since 2009. The Policy was approved at the highest level of company management, the Board of Directors. In 2014, a new version of the policy was drafted and approved. The purpose of the review process was to ensure...

  • Vale: Governance

    Our Human Rights Policy was approved at the highest level of company management, the Board of Directors. One of the five technical committees that advise the Board of Directors is the Governance and Sustainability Committee, which is responsible for...

  • Vale: Management

    The management of human rights issues at Vale is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Management performance in this area has improved year after year in line with the commitments set out in our Human Rights Policy. Policy,...

  • Vale: Stakeholder engagement

    Vale believes that open and direct social dialogue is an increasingly important part of company strategy, because it facilitates the growth of relations of mutual trust and respect between the company and communities. Vale’s social policy is therefore...

  • Vale: Identified human rights issues

    The company selected the following from a checklist: Health (including environmental health, workplace health & safety) Workplace diversity / non-discrimination Forced labour and human trafficking (including in supply chains) Sexual harassment...

  • Vale: Actions on children

    An example of action taken by Vale to defend and promote human rights is the Vale Foundation Social Promotion and Protection Programme. Below I will describe the activities conducted in 2013, given that the information of 2014 has not yet been collated...

  • Vale: Reporting and communication

    Our commitment to human rights is expressed in our Human Rights Policy, which is publicly available, as described in item No. 1 on ‘Policy Commitments’. We use internal channels to communicate our commitments to our employees and to give guidance on...

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