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Mexico: Kia Motors agrees to implement UN Guiding Principles to protect its workers

Author: Human Rights Commission of Nuevo Leon (Mexico), Published on:

"Kia Motors Mexico commits to protect its employees' human rights", 14 Oct 2015

The Human Rights Commission of Nuevo Leon (CEDHNL) and executives of Kia Motors Mexico agreed today on an agenda to strengthen the protection and oversight of the human rights of the company’s employees, as well as to foster capacity-building among its executives on the correct application of international standards regarding the protection of the human dignity of the workers…[T]he Director of Human Resources and Administration of Kia Motors Mexico, Young Kee Kim…expressed his commitment to implement the corresponding guidelines on oversight and respect of human rights in relation to their employees, namely the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights…[He] said the internal regulations and working conditions used by the company comply with the provisions of the Federal Labour Law, but pointed out that the company is open to undertake any action that may result in the strengthening of their capacity in relation to human rights…[The President of the CEDHNL] considered the meeting a historic agreement in the State of Nuevo Leon, which shall serve as a reference point for the protection of human rights in the business sector…

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Related companies: Hyundai Kia Motor