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  • BT: Actions on freedom of expression & privacy

    Freedom of expression and/or right to privacy / digital rights  - pages 21-24, page 32  of ‘the way we work’. [link] Our commitment to privacy is detailed on [link] An example of BT challenging government policy was a recent suggestion that a household...

  • BT: Actions on conflict zones

    Operations in conflict zones - page 32 in ‘the way we work’. [link]

  • BT: Actions on conflict minerals

    Conflict minerals- BT carries out due diligence in its supply chain on certain BT products to ascertain whether they contain conflict minerals.  BT has a compliance programme in place to manage this activity.

  • BT: Actions on tax avoidance & revenue disclosure

    Transparency in payments to governments / responsible tax practices – our commitment can be found on page 42 of ‘the way we work’ [link]

  • BT: Actions on women

    Women page – pages 30-31 (diversity) in ‘the way we work’.  [link]

  • BT: Actions on children

    Children (including child labour) - page 32 of ‘the way we work’.  [link] Also, see above on forced labour and procurement practices. We also undertake initiatives to enhance children’s understanding of how to use the internet safely, such as our joint...

  • BT: Actions on racial & ethnic minorities

    Racial and ethnic minorities – our commitment to diversity can be found on page 30-31 of ‘the way we work’ [link] . Also, see comments above under ‘diversity’.

  • BT: Other actions

    Housing – not directly housing but related to social housing: BT recently launched a project with housing associations to supply broadband and super fast broadband to housing estates.  We investigated the ‘social return on investment’ in a paper...

  • BT: Reporting and communication

    The Way We Work, our statement of business practices including our commitment to human right is published on our website on www.btplc.com under ‘the company’.  It is also discussed in our annual report and our ‘better future’ report.  Training on...

  • BT: Grievance procedures and access to remedy

    BT operates a confidential hotline for all employees to raise any ethical concerns on an anonymous basis, as well as having established grievance procedures in place.

  • BT: External and collaborative human rights initiatives

    We engage in relevant multi-stakeholder events which further our understanding on material issues on best practice to respect human rights.  For example, in 2014 we contributed to the European Commission’s ICT sector guide, we spoke on a panel at...

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

    BT reviews all its policies on periodic basis.  We launched a refreshed version of ‘The Way We Work’ throughout our global business in October 2013. In 2013/14, we conducted an initial assessment to clarify the areas where our operations are most...

  • Bank of America

    Stock Exchange Symbol: (BAC:US)

  • Bank of America: Policy commitment

    Yes, stand-alone human rights policy [link] Vendor Code of Conduct [link]

  • Bank of America: Governance

    In 2014, we established a new Global CSR Committee reporting to the CEO. The Committee provides a forum for dialogue around emerging CSR issues, including concerns raised by advocates, regulators and influencers. Having the Committee reporting to the...

  • Bank of America: Management

    Bank of America has policies to prevent the illegal use of our products and services, including abuse that may result in human rights violations. These policies include a rigorous Customer Due Diligence process, compliance with U.S. Foreign Corrupt...

  • Bank of America: Stakeholder engagement

    We also maintain policies that address social and environmental issues, including a Developing Country Lending Policy, which ensures that we consider the purpose of the transaction and the impact on the local population.

  • Bank of America: Identified human rights issues

    The company selected the following from a check list: Workplace diversity / non-discrimination Forced labour and human trafficking (including in supply chains) Access to water   Housing Product misuse

  • Bank of America: Reporting and communication

    Our policy is available publicly on our website: [link]

  • Bank of America: External and collaborative human rights initiatives

    We have endorsed a number of international charters, principles and initiatives that address social and environmental issues, including the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, the Equator Principles, Carbon Principles, nd CERES...