GRI Compliance / Social

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2016

For Management Response click here.

For Reporting Boundaries and Methodologies click here.

REFStatoDisclosureOur Response

GRI 407-01

Full Disclosure

Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk

  1. Operations and suppliers in which workers’ rights to exercise freedom of association or collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk either in terms of:
    1. type of operation (such as manufacturing plant) and supplier;
    2. countries or geographic areas with operations and suppliers considered at risk.
  2. Measures taken by the organization in the reporting period intended to support rights to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining.

We consider that, given the nature of our business, we are at low risk of violating people’s rights to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining.

The due diligence processes adopted by our business units including supplier onboarding, supplier audits and supplier performance reports have not identified significant or potential risks.

At Babcock we uphold the strictest standards and we have work closely with our suppliers to ensure the same standards are applied throughout our supply chain. Babcock’s supplier code of conduct explicitly sets out requirements in this area. We have actively taken measures to assure that our suppliers understand Babcock’s expectations on workers’ rights to exercise freedom of association or collective bargaining. Our code of conduct is shared with all suppliers and all topics contained are also a key feature of our onboarding processes to ensure objective evidence of control at our suppliers is verified.

For information on our promotion of human rights and ethical conduct, the due diligence we undertake on our suppliers and our expectation for them to subscribe to our Code of Conduct or have equivalent standards and procedures in their own business, see page 69 of our Annual Report.