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Results found: 1510

  • Vale: Grievance procedures and access to remedy

    The creation in 2013 of the Ombudsman Department at Vale, which reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors, was an important step in improving our procedures for dealing with complaints. Allegations of irregularities, impropriety and other...

  • Vale: External and collaborative human rights initiatives

    Vale is signatory to the UN Global Compact and is one of the select group of companies that are members of the Global Compact Lead. We do an annual report on progress with the application of the principles set out in the Compact in our Sustainability...

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

    In response to the UN Guiding Principles, Vale has made progress in its due diligence procedures in relation to human rights since 2011. However, it was with the adoption of the GRI for the Sustainability Report in 2007 that the company adopted a new...

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

    Our greatest current challenge is establishing a model for integrating human rights risks and impact assessments that can be assimilated by the company’s different processes and actors. The risks of violating human rights can be present in various...

  • Verizon

    Stock exchange symbol:  (VZ:US)

  • Verizon: Policy commitment

    Yes. Verizon’s Human Rights Statement was updated in 2013: [link] Verizon Employee Code of Conduct: [link] Verizon Supplier Code of Conduct: [link] Verizon EEO/Affirmative Action Policy: [link] Verizon Privacy Policy: [link] Verizon Environmental,...

  • Verizon: Governance

    Verizon’s Corporate Governance and Policy Committee of the Board of Directors has oversight for our human rights practices. A director in our international policy group is responsible for our human rights practices with support from the Global...

  • Verizon: Management

    Verizon is committed to promoting values that foster human rights. We strive to create an environment of respect, integrity and fairness for employees and customers wherever we do business, and we expect our business partners to operate the same way....

  • Verizon: Stakeholder engagement

    We listen to and talk with a wide range of people — consumers, seniors, educators, elected officials, law enforcement, minorities, rural constituents, veterans and others — who are important to our business. Our long-standing Consumer Advisory Board,...

  • Verizon: 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)   Sexual harassment...

  • Verizon: Actions on health

    Health: Verizon is committed to the health and wellness of our employees, their families and our retirees. In 2013, we provided coverage to more than 700,000 beneficiaries, investing more than $3.2 billion to deliver high-quality health care benefits....

  • Verizon: Actions on workplace diversity / non-discrimination

    Diversity/Non- discrimination/Racial and ethnic minorities: At Verizon, diversity means cultivating an inclusive organization that reflects the marketplace and leverages the diversity of employees, customers, suppliers and community partners, because...

  • Verizon: Actions on sexual harassment

    Forced labor/Sexual harassment: Verizon is committed to a workplace free from unlawful discrimination and harassment and will not tolerate discriminatory or harassing behavior of any kind. Please see our employee Code of Conduct ([link]) and EEO...

  • Verizon: Actions on freedom of expression & privacy

    Freedom of expression/Privacy/Digital rights - Verizon has a long history of standing up for the privacy rights of our customers. We are committed to maintaining strong and meaningful privacy protections for customers, striving to present privacy...

  • Verizon: Actions on conflict minerals

    Conflict Minerals: Verizon supports the goals of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires public companies like Verizon to exercise diligence over the supply chains of products we contract to manufacture. Please see our statement on conflict...

  • Verizon: Actions on tax avoidance & revenue disclosure

    Transparency: Our commitment to operate a responsible and ethical business starts with the Verizon Credo. We know that to succeed in today’s global market our brand must stand for integrity, trust and the highest ethical standards. We live up to these...

  • Verizon: Reporting and communication

    Verizon publishes a Corporate Responsibility Supplement to the Annual Report ([link]), which details much of the information shared here. For our suppliers, we engage in direct conversations. A due diligence process is in place and we set up corrective...

  • Verizon: Grievance procedures and access to remedy

    Verizon administers a compliance program to prevent, detect and remediate misconduct. Employees, suppliers, customers and members of the general public can contact Verizon’s Office of Ethics and Business Conduct (OEBC) if they suspect inappropriate...

  • Verizon: External and collaborative human rights initiatives

    Verizon is an active member in both the Global eSustainability Initiative (GeSI) and the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC). GeSI: GeSI’s mission is to create a sustainable world through responsible, ICT-enabled transformation. Verizon has been involved...

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

    As mentioned above, in 2013, Verizon convened a cross-functional, internal human rights working group to analyze the human rights accountability policies set out in the “Ruggie” framework. Two of the outputs from this review included the issuance of...

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