As part of our commitment to respecting human rights1, we assess and prioritise the impact on people and communities across our entire value chain, including the supply chain. That means addressing the most severe risks in the procurement of materials necessary for our products, solutions, as well as the services we use.
In today's interconnected global economy, responsible business practices2 should include the dignity, equal treatment and well-being of people in the supply chain. Advancing responsible business practices within a supply chain is about ethical considerations that recognise and address these practices' impact on individuals and communities.
By prioritising the protection of workers' and communities’ rights, we can foster sustainable development3, create positive social impact4, and build a more equitable and inclusive future for all.
To assess our approach to respecting human rights and how it can be further developed as part of our social sustainability strategy, we identified (in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights) the essential risks to people in our supply chain:
1Human rights are defined as rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.
Source: UN (https://www.un.org/en/global-issues/human-rights)
2Responsible business practices are based on implementing the UN Protect, respect and remedy framework. Source: UN (https://www.ohchr.org/en/publications/reference-publications/guiding-principles-business-and-human-rights)
3Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development
4By positive impact we mean driving better outcomes for our workforce, workers and communities in our supply chain, workers in collection and recycling and people in our value chain in the areas of labour, discrimination, hazardous working conditions and sustainable income, among others.
5Base materials are the materials we use to produce the packaging we sell to food and beverage producers, including paperboard, polymers, aluminium foil and inks.