Fairness in the workplace
Fairness in the workplace is about respecting the rights of all those who work with us.
Millions of people work in our operations and extended supply chain, helping us create the products used by billions more. For us, fairness in the workplace is about respecting, and advancing, their human rights - everywhere we operate, and in everything we do.
Our guiding principle is that business can only flourish in societies in which human rights are respected, advanced and upheld. We believe respecting and promoting human rights form the foundation for a healthy, sustainable and equitable business, and are essential for effective relationships with everyone we depend on.
The Fairness in the Workplace pillar of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan contributes to a number of the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, namely: Goal 1 No poverty; 3 Good health and well-being; 8 Decent work and economic growth; 10 Reduce inequality; 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions; and 17 Partnerships for the goals.
As our CEO, Paul Polman, explains: "Safe working conditions; freedom of association; fair wages; protection from forced labour; and freedom from harassment and discrimination: these must become universal operating conditions. Today, they are not."
By working in partnership and through a process of continuous improvement, we aim to achieve fairness in the workplace for all the people with whom we work.