The United Nations Global Compact, a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices, remains the guiding force for IVL’s Workplace Human Rights Assessment (WHRA) framework.
Our WHRA framework includes four different levels: corporate, country, site, and product.
It covers following stakeholders for our operations, including joint ventures:
Third-party contracted labor
In 2016 we introduced an online tool developed by WHRA which focuses on identifying, assessing, communicating and mitigating potential issues. This tool provides a comprehensive framework for managing workplace human rights in the 33 countries where we operate and encompasses vulnerable groups such as senior citizens, people with HIV, the LGBT community, disabled persons and national minorities.
In 2021, IVL introduced a Declaration on Human Rights to be signed by all Business Heads and Site Heads. These are the individuals who are key in implementing systems and processes that prevent and address any violation (or potential violation) of the Human Rights Policy. They are also key in the continuous improvement of its implementation. The declaration provides evidence of the level of compliance at all of IVL’s operations and highlights areas where improvement is needed. If a non-compliance issue is brought to light at the site or business, the Business Heads and Site Heads must disclose specific details of the issue and the actions taken for its resolution.
Human Rights Declaration in 2022
100% signed by Business Heads and Site Heads
No significant cases in Thailand
6.8% of all sites assessed where risks have been identified
Total number of hours of employees training on human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations = 22,622
Total number of employees trained in human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations = 16,673