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Progress 2018: Human rights

21 February 2019
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Respect for human rights is rooted in our Values and key to our license to operate from employees, customers, investors, communities, governments and other stakeholders.

Ambition

To ensure that prevent and address adverse human rights impacts associated with our business activities.

Targets 2018

Full integration of human rights in sustainability governance (note : due to organisational changes, this target was postponed until 2019).

Progress 2018

Performed forward-looking analysis to understand how our impact on human rights will be affected by transformations in our surroundings as well as in our own company. Engaged in dialogue with United Nations human rights special rapporteurs on the subject of human rights and ship recycling. Published our thirds annual statement under the UK Modern Slavery Act.

Our whistleblower system received 31 cases related to potential infringements of our principles on Global Employee Relations. Beyond this, the system did not receive cases related to potential adverse impacts on human rights.

Targets 2019

Anchor human rights due diligence in the company’s overall governance system. Continue to close identified gaps in relation to standards for employees in our company and in the supply chain. Conduct further analysis of human rights risks related to the digitisation of our business.

Read more on page 33 in our Sustainability Report 2018.

Read more about Human rights.

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