Fortescue is committed to upholding and respecting the human rights of all people including our employees, the communities in which we operate, those who may be impacted by our activities and those within our supply chains.
We conduct business in a manner consistent with the human rights principles encompassed in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the United Nations Global Compact, the Forced Labor Convention and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Our Human Rights Policy and Employee Code of Conduct and Integrity Policy form the foundation documents for human rights protection across Fortescue. Specific policies and guidelines ensure the highest standards are achieved.
We ensure the protection of human rights including by:
Fortescue opposes all forms of slavery in its operations and the operations of our suppliers.
We are committed to identifying, assessing and mitigating human rights impacts, providing access to remedy through effective grievance mechanisms, and ensuring continuous improvement to strengthen our actions. We work in collaboration with our suppliers to eradicate modern slavery from our supply chain.
Key actions undertaken during FY20 include:
This year, Fortescue released our third Modern Slavery Statement, the first required under Australia's Modern Slavery Act 2018. The statement outlines the actions Fortescue is undertaking to ensure modern slavery does not occur in its operations and supply chains.