Human rights

Respecting human rights

We are committed to addressing and integrating respect for human rights across our value chain. By continually improving our approach to human rights, we are better prepared to confront new issues rising on the agenda, and to manage risks.

We are working to systematically embed human rights throughout the organisation and to strengthen our due diligence processes. We have identified our most critical areas to be within investing, financing and sourcing. We therefore focus on strengthening different areas and processes each year.

It is important to raise awareness among our employees regarding human rights issues and it is therefore included in our Code of Conduct training that is mandatory for all employees as part of the Licence to Work training.

Our Responsible Investment Policy commits us to screening our actively managed funds to ensure they do not include companies that have violated international norms on environmental protection, human rights, labour standards or business ethics. We review the investments in our funds twice a year to ensure they continue to meet our criteria for inclusion.

Read more in our Responsible Investments Policy (pdf, 83 KB)