The purpose of this Human Rights Policy (the “Policy”) is to provide guidance as to the commitment of Habitat Energy Ltd including its related entities (“[Habitat Energy]” or “We”) to respecting human rights across our operations and our supply chains. We have a unique role to play in investing in and fostering ethical business practices that help to eradicate modern slavery and protect human rights.
This Human Rights Policy formalises our commitment to respect human rights.
The Board of Directors of Habitat Energy (the “Board”) has delegated responsibility to the Director of People and Business Operations for setting and reviewing this Policy and reporting to the Board on a regular basis.
Oversight and accountability for compliance with this Policy and its revision from time to time is the responsibility of the Company Founders. The Company Founders are responsible for adherence to and regularly supporting the review of this Policy and overseeing the implementation of this Policy. The Policy is required to be read and understood by all Habitat Energy] team members and its implementation will be supported by senior management primarily responsible for each of Habitat Energy’s key assets and business operations.
COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
supports equal opportunity and treatment for all to ensure the elimination of discrimination throughout our activities and to create a fair and inclusive workplace, engaging a workforce that reflects the local population diversity.
As a company and employer, we:
- are committed to providing a workplace where all staff are treated without discrimination or harassment;
- seek to provide an inclusive work environment and equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability, or protected veteran status, age or sexual identity in accordance with applicable laws;
- seek to enter contractual arrangements with contractors and suppliers that similarly support diversity and inclusion, the concepts described in this Policy and in our Supplier Code of Conduct;
- seek to work to promote initiatives and programmes that support diversity and inclusion;
- are committed to taking action to prevent and to eliminate any form of discrimination directly or indirectly in our workplaces; and
- believe that diversity in thought, background, style of leadership and broader team supports better decision making, risk management and overall business success.
COMMITMENT TO HUMAN RIGHTS
- recognises our responsibility, under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, to respect human rights in all areas of our operations;
- respects, at a minimum, internationally recognised human rights, as set out in the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; and
- is committed to the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact which relate to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and we support the international agenda to abolish human trafficking, slavery, forced and child labour.
As a company, we:
- are committed to the highest ethical standards and behaviour;
- seek to identify and understand our connection to human rights risk;
- seek to adopt strategies and processes to identify, mitigate and address human rights risks;
- proactively engage with communities, contractors and through our managed assets on issues related to human rights;
- take the risk of human rights impacts into account in our operations; and
- seek to influence decision-making to take into account human rights considerations.
As a purchaser of goods and services, we:
- seek to enter contractual arrangements with suppliers that can comply with and promote the principles contained in this Policy and our Supplier Code of Conduct;
- endeavour to undertake due diligence within our operations and supply chains, to identify and remediate actual or potential adverse human rights impacts, which we may cause, contribute or be directly linked to;
- will communicate to potential key suppliers that we have a zero tolerance policy with regards to slavery; and
- will seek to work with suppliers to assist them in their understanding of human rights, diversity and inclusion and adoption of best practices to ensure respect for human rights.
As an employer, we:
- strive to provide working conditions that are safe, healthy and respectful of human rights; and
- are opposed to and will oppose all forms of slavery, forced or compulsory labour and child labour, both within our organisation and within our supply chain.
Any concerns related to equal opportunity, discrimination and harassment, diversity and inclusion, or human rights in our operations or in our supply chain should be reported in accordance with our whistleblowing policy. Everyone is expected to report known or suspected violations of applicable laws, regulations, policies and our ethical standards.
We are committed to providing effective remedies where our operations cause or contribute to adverse human rights impacts. We will engage directly with affected persons, and work with our business partners and other stakeholders to remediate such impacts and consider how our internal processes can be improved to prevent similar impacts in the future.
This Policy is the primary responsibility of the Company Founders. It will be reviewed regularly and updated as deemed necessary by the Company Founders.