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Overview of research into the labour and human rights standards within corporate Australia (ASX200)

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    Labour and Human Rights Standards in Corporate Australia.ppt Labour and Human Rights Standards in Corporate Australia.ppt Presentation Transcript

    • Labour & Human RightsStandards in Corporate Australia
    • Policy & disclosure across the ASX200• Do ASX200 companies disclose their policies onlabour and human rights standards?• Does this include child labour? Freedom fromdiscrimination? Or the right to collective bargaining?• Do you want to know?
    • Impacts of labour and human rightsbreaches and conflicts are varied and wideranging...
    • Globally, 6 out of 10 GICS sectors have ahigh frequency/severity of recorded labourand human rights controversies....INCIDENCE/SEVERITY OF LABOUR & HUMAN RIGHTS CONTROVERSIES BYGLOBAL SECTOR
    • 55% of the ASX200 index is weighted in sectors with highfrequency/severity of labour and human rightscontroversies. Roughly a further 20% in sectors withmoderately high frequency/severity of labour and humanrights controversies... SECTOR COMPOSITION OF THE ASX200 ( EX- TRUSTS) Information Telecommunicatio Consumer Staples Technology n Services 4% 2% 2% Utilities 4% Health Care 5% Materials 28% Energy 11% Consumer Industrials Discretionary 16% 14% Financials 14%
    • Prohibition of discrimination and OH&S is a widelyprotected right among ASX200 companies. Howeverpolicies on broader labour and human rights standards,such as the prohibition of forced labour, freedom ofassociation & the right to collective bargaining, are rare... EXISTENCE OF PUBLICLY DISCLOSED POLICY COMMITMENTS BY ASX200 COMPANIES.
    • Even where there are disclosed policies, theapplication of these policies to those inprecarious employment, joint venturepartners or suppliers is not widely cited... EXISTENCE OF PUBLICLY DISCLOSED POLICY COMMITMENTS BY ASX200 COMPANIES.
    • Supply-Chain Labour & Human Rights
    • The ASX200 & Global CompanyPolicies• What do ASX200 companies disclose about theirglobal supply-chain policies?• Do they offer the same protections as their globalpeers on human rights? Forced labour?• How do they compare?
    • ASX200 companies also do not measure upto global counterparts when it comes todisclosing labour and human rights policiesacross their supply-chains... SUPPLY-CHAIN LABOUR AND HUMAN RIGHTS POLICIES – ASX200 VERSUS A GLOBAL SAMPLE OF 2,508 OF LARGE PUBLICLY LISTED COMPANIES.
    • ASX200 companies also perform poorlywhen it comes to IMPLEMENTATION oflabour and human rights policies acrosstheir supply-chains... IMPLEMENTATION OF SUPPLY-CHAIN LABOUR AND HUMAN RIGHTS POLICIES – ASX200 VERSUS A GLOBAL SAMPLE OF 2,508 OF LARGE PUBLICLY LISTED COMPANIES.
    • Australia lags regional counterparts indisclosing supply-chain labour and humanrights policies for a number of areas... SUPPLY-CHAIN LABOUR AND HUMAN RIGHTS POLICIES – AUSTRALIA VERSUS REGIONAL COUNTERPARTS IN EUROPE, US AND ASIA PACIFIC.
    • Regional counterparts also perform betterthan Australia in IMPLEMENTATION ofsupply-chain labour and human rightspolicies... IMPLEMENTATION OF SUPPLY-CHAIN LABOUR AND HUMAN RIGHTS POLICIES – AUSTRALIA VERSUS REGIONAL COUNTERPARTS IN EUROPE, US AND ASIA PACIFIC.
    • Want to find out more?For further information or todownload the report go to:www.lucrf.com.au or www.acsi.org.au