Human Rights Policy

 Imes BMS HR 158 Human Rights Policy

1. Introduction

IMES are committed to upholding the human rights of all those who work with us and for us and comply with international conventions regarding human rights and enforced or child labour.

2. What it means

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that every person should be entitled to. They are based on core principles such as dignity, fairness, equality, respect and autonomy. Many of these rights help to protect everyone within the workplace as they have been incorporated into general employment law.

Basic human rights, as defined by the United National Universal Declaration of Human Rights, include the right to life, liberty and security, equal rights of men and women, the right to protection under the law from discrimination, slavery, torture, or inhumane or degrading treatment, and freedom of speech, thought, conscience and religion.

3. Our commitment and practices

We always:

- Create safe working environments for all

- Uphold the principles defined by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

- Follow the labour laws of the countries in which we operate and protect the rights of all workers, including migrant workers

- Comply with minimum wage and minimum age requirements

- Adhere to regulations regarding maximum working hours

- Listen when legitimate concerns are raised, and whenever possible take appropriate action to address them

- Encourage employees to becomes involved in improving team performance

- Ensure adequate welfare facilities are available

We never:

- Exploit anyone

- Allow anyone to be exploited in our name

- Do business with any individual, or organisation that does not support basic human rights or adhere to our own code of business conduct for our employees

- Influence an employees decision to join or not to join a trade union



Approved By: Company Director, Imes International Ltd

Date: 23rd August 2016