GRI Compliance / Social
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2016
Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk
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.