Fortescue is committed to respecting and promoting the human rights of all people including our employees, the communities in which we operate, those within our supply chains and those who may be impacted by our activities.
We conduct business in a manner consistent with the International Bill of Human Rights, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We are also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact.
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 FY21 include:
To date, we have published three Modern Slavery Statements to detail our supply chain, risk categories, key countries and spend. These statements outline the actions we have taken to assess and address modern slavery risks in our business and supply chain. Our FY20 Modern Slavery Statement was released in August 2020. Our FY21 Modern Slavery Statement will be published in December 2021.