Human Rights and Fair Labor
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to work. Our business was founded, and continues to be based on, the respect for meaningful work as a fundamental human right. Through our many local partnerships, we endeavor to provide opportunities for people from disadvantaged and underrepresented populations to enter the workforce and maintain their employability.
We believe we should go beyond mere compliance with applicable employment laws worldwide, especially those that address working hours, conditions, and child labor.
We believe that everyone should be treated fairly and without discrimination in regards to hiring and advancement opportunities.
We believe that diversity contributes to business success, by bringing a broader range of perspectives and capabilities to our organization.
We believe that everyone has the right to a safe and respectful work environment, free of abusive or unprofessional conduct or harassment of any type.
We are committed to respecting our employees' freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, as demonstrated by our cooperation with organizations like UNI Global Union.
We have a zero tolerance policy regarding human trafficking or forced labor of any kind and adhere to all international labor and immigration laws and regulations wherever we operate. We were the first corporation to sign the Athens Ethical Principles, and we encourage other entities to follow our example.