Complying with global standards

Respecting and upholding the human rights of every employee and those working within our supply chain is a priority for Fortescue.


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Fortescue is committed to respecting and upholding the human rights of every individual, at a minimum those protected by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We acknowledge the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework (2011) and actively work to ensure we are not complicit in human rights abuses committed by others.

The foundation of our commitment to human rights protection can be found in Fortescue's Human Rights Policy and Code of Conduct and Integrity, which establish the essential standards of personal and corporate conduct and behavior of everyone who works for or with Fortescue.

We are committed to respecting the rights of Indigenous people and acknowledge the significant role we play in protecting these rights within the areas in which we operate. Click here to read about our relationship with our Native Title partners.

Our Supply Chain

Fortescue has zero tolerance for modern slavery, forced or child labour in our supply chain.

Business-wide policies and processes prevent, detect and remedy instances of human rights abuse within our operations and the operations of our suppliers and business partners.

At a minimum, all Fortescue suppliers are subject to our standard terms and conditions which outline clear requirements to ensure no forced labour or slavery is practiced in its supply chain and that minimum standards on environmental, ethical and health and safety are met.

Fortescue was named one of the 10 leading companies in the 2016 Stop Slavery awards. 

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Our Modern Slavery Voluntary Statement 2018 aligns with Fortescue's support for the establishment of a Modern Slavery Act and the view that all large businesses should be required to publish annual modern slavery statements.