LeBLANC Human Rights Statement

LeBLANC is committed to developing an organizational culture which implements a policy of support for the internationally recognized human rights contained within theUniversal Declaration of Human Rights  and seeks to avoid complicity in human rights abuses.

Our commitment to the realization of human rights is embedded in the Group’s human rights and social policies and the criteria appropriate to LeBLANC in the Global Reporting Initiative. Human rights are part of our non-financial risk assessment of operations.

LeBLANC is involved in multilateral efforts to support human rights such as the:

Commitment

LeBLANC is committed to developing an organizational culture which promotes a policy of support for internationally recognized standards on human rights, in turn avoid complicity in human rights abuses. LeBLANC engenders  support for the principles contained within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the ILO Core Conventions on Labour Standards.

We pursue and promote the embodiment of Human rights through the commitment to the goals and policies herein:

Human Resources

To respect the human rights of all employees as established in the ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, including non-discrimination, prohibition of child and/or enforced labour, and freedom of association and the right to engage in collective bargaining.

Supply Chain

To establish and maintain appropriate procedures to evaluate and select major suppliers and contractors, based on LeBLANC’s human rights and social policies, and to monitor their performance where appropriate.

To advance the application of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work through engagement and collaboration where necessary.

Community

To respect the cultures, customs and values of the people in communities in which we operate.

To contribute, within the scope of our capabilities, to promote the fulfillment of human rights through improving economic, environmental and social conditions and serve as a positive influence in communities in which we operate.

To seek to have open dialogue with stakeholders and participate in community engagement activities.

To aim to ensure the provision of security is consistent with international standards of best practice and the laws of the countries in which we operate, using security services only where necessary and requiring the use of force only when necessary and proportionate to the threat.

Society

To participate where appropriate in public affairs in a non-partisan and responsible way to promote internationally recognised human rights.

To seek to play a positive role, within our spheres of influence, in capacity-building for the realization of human rights within countries of operation.

To promote the realization of environmental sustainability and development through our core business and through our participation in other multistakeholder activities where appropriate.

To uphold the highest standards in business ethics and integrity and where appropriate to support efforts of national and international authorities to establish and enforce high ethical standards for all businesses.