Forced and compulsory labor: HR7
HR7 Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour.
The board regards labour relations issues as important in the context of upholding human rights. The board’s social, ethics and transformation committee is required by the South African Companies Act to deal with and monitor, among others, issues of human rights as they relate to labour relations.
There is no forced or compulsory labour in any Barloworld operation. It is contrary to the group’s Worldwide Code of Conduct, our values and ethics, policies, recruitment practices and illegal in the countries in which the group operates. No Barloworld operations are identified as being at risk for any of these aspects. By representing leading global OEMs and brands, Barloworld participates in supply chains that conform to norms and regulations and aspire to the highest standards.
The group has not identified any significant suppliers or service provider as having significant risks of forced or compulsory labour. If a non-conforming supplier was identified, appropriate action would be taken according to the circumstances.