Newhay is committed to developing an organizational culture which implements a policy of support for internationally recognized human rights and seeks to avoid complicity in human rights abuses. We support the principles contained within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the ILO Core Conventions on Labour Standards. Newhay seeks to identify, assess and manage human rights impacts within our value chain in line with the following policy aims:
To respect the human rights of our employees, including non-discrimination, prohibition of child and forced labour, and freedom of association and the right to engage in collective bargaining.
- Suppliers and Contractors
To evaluate and select major suppliers and contractors, taking into consideration Newhay’ s Human Rights and Social Policies, and to monitor their performance where appropriate. To advance the application of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work through engagement and collaboration where necessary. To ensure as far as feasible there is no child, forced, trafficked or slave labour in the Newhay value chain.
- Local Communities
To respect the cultures, customs and values of the people in communities in which we operate. To contribute, within the scope of our capabilities, to promote the fulfilment of human rights through improving economic, environmental and social conditions and serve as a positive influence in communities in which we operate. To have open dialogue with stakeholders and participate in community engagement activities. To ensure the provision of security is consistent with international standards of best practice and the laws of the countries in which we operate, using security services only where necessary and requiring the use of force only when necessary and proportionate to the threat.
To participate where appropriate in public affairs in a non-partisan and responsible way to promote internationally recognized human rights. To promote the realization of environmental sustainability and development through our business activities where appropriate. To uphold the highest standards in business ethics and integrity and where appropriate to support efforts of national and international authorities to establish and enforce such standards for all businesses