Taking an active stance against human rights abuse is more than a corporate initiative, it’s a moral obligation. Our business activities can impact human rights in both our own operations as well as our business partners’, and we therefore have a responsibility and duty to uphold human rights.
We follow the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and aim to continuously improve our work in this area. Our approach is driven by qualitative and quantitative factors, allowing us to proactively monitor human rights risks wherever we do business.
A global human rights risk assessment is updated annually and ranks the countries where Yara operates in terms of human rights risk exposure. It guides our focus on targeted human rights impact assessments.
Human rights impact assessment are performed by independent external subject matter experts in locations where our operations has the highest impact on human rights, and where our leverage to remedy is considered highest.
Findings from the impact assessments show that contracted labour performing services for Yara may be at risk of negative human rights impacts, especially where manual labor is combined with heat exposure.
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