However, in Septemberthe court case of Brown v. Their activity today centers on collective bargaining over wages, benefits, and working conditions for their membership, and on representing their members in disputes with management over violations of contract provisions. Larger unions also typically engage in lobbying activities and electioneering at the state and federal level.
Human rights are a relevant consideration in our materiality assessments and internal risk management processes. Introduction We divide our due diligence work between the impacts of our own operations — as a business we are designing, marketing and selling consumer goods products globally through retail, wholesale and e-commerce channels — with supporting services linked to our Headquarters and to our subsidiary businesses and brands; and the impacts of business partners in our global supply chain who support the manufacture of our products.
Supply Chain Our supply chain due diligence processes are very mature: We are one of the few global brands in our industry with an extensive environmental and safety monitoring capability that extends to our materials supply chain and looks at chemicals, water rights, etc.
We have developed guidelines built on practical experience which have acted as a model for adoption by others in our industry. A great deal of material in the human rights arena is designed for execution by States or agencies with regulatory authority and do not lend themselves easily to on-the ground application by business.
In we compared our own guidance material and tested its currency against other industry and NGO guidance on human rights subject matter. We have reviewed our approach to managing migrant labour issues and benchmarked this against the Dhaka Principles developed by the Institute for Business and Human Rights.
Whilst our policies and practice in this area are sound, we have sought to strengthen our communication to ensure our supply chain partners shoulder the full cost of recruitment and placement fees for migrant workers, thereby reducing the prospect of workers becoming indebted.
Too often migrant workers spend a disproportion amount of their hard earned income to pay off loans to recruitment agencies and other unscrupulous middlemen. We have reviewed our policies and approach to Freedom of Association.
Our general approach is sound.
However, there remain many challenges, both in countries where the State restricts the free election of independent unions, and in those countries where the trade union movement remains fragmented, and at times highly political.
We have been examining our approach to living wages as a right, and have linked this to work we are developing through Fair Wage Assessments. We will continue to promote this approach and critically examine, through the use of key performance indicators, the suppliers progress towards full self-governance and due diligence of their own subordinate suppliers.
Country Risk Profiles At the beginning of each year we complete a high level assessment of the socio-political and human rights issues that have a bearing on each of the countries where we source our product. Our country profiles inform the decisions we take in managing risk, as well as focusing our efforts on relevant human rights topics.
Particular attention is paid to vulnerable groups. An example would be a ban imposed on sourcing product from factories located on the northern border of Thailand. Our review for Thailand highlighted credible reports of forced labour related to the employment of unregistered migrant workers in this locality, as well as criminal gangs involved in counterfeit activities.
We have never produced in this part of Thailand, but nevertheless we introduced a ban on sourcing from this location. Similarly, our review of Bangladesh flagged serious concerns over infrastructure, worker safety, labour rights and the longer term political stability in the country.
Today Bangladesh represents just 0. Those due diligence efforts predate the Rana Plaza building collapse by almost a decade. Another example is Cambodia. This triggered our work with the ILO looking at food provision for workers in our supply chain. New Sourcing Country Approvals Where a new sourcing country is proposed, we would normally complete one or two years of engagement with relevant government departments, international agencies and civil society groups to determine country level risks and issues, both social and environmental.
This is independently checked. In developing countries, independent building safety engineering assessments are a norm. Materials Supply Chain By way of industry initiatives we are also evaluate conditions in our materials supply chain in particular textile mills and dye houses as well as our cotton supply chain: It also addresses safety particularly the use of pesticides and environmental impacts arising from water usage.
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