Human rights and labour practices

In our Code of responsible business conduct, HUBER+SUHNER has committed to fully respecting human rights within its sphere of influence. The company does not tolerate any form of child labour or forced labour and is committed to equal and non-discriminatory treatment of employees and their protection from harassment in the workplace. To increase the focus on compliance and the possibility for employees to speak up, we implemented Trustline, a secure whistle-blowing platform, in 2021. The platform is accessible around the clock in all local languages of key HUBER+SUHNER countries. This anonymous way of reporting potential breaches is available in addition to the options of directly reaching out to superiors, Country Managing Directors, the General Counsel, or local Human Resources business partners.

The company constantly monitors to ensure that no form of child labour[1] or forced labour[2], according to the International Labour Organization (ILO) definition, is occurring at any of its sites of operation. Since June 2020, the company has been a signatory to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact adhering to its ten principles[3] of which principles 1 through 6 are related to human rights and labour practices. (See “The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact” on the last page of this report.)

HUBER+SUHNER employees have the right to join a trade union of their choice within the framework of the applicable laws. Our Group companies have the choice to join collective bargaining in countries where this is common practice[4].

[4] See Code of responsible business conduct, p. 5 (E. Trade unions and collective bargaining)
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