We recognise that our people are fundamental to our success. We treat all of our employees and contractors fairly and with respect.

We uphold the rights of all our workers to freedom of association, right to unionise and collective representation, regardless of their location or purpose. We are committed to working honestly and openly with labour unions at all of our operations and undertake negotiations in good faith.

We are active in upholding, protecting and promoting human rights and are committed to the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We support the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as a framework for the responsibilities of governments and corporations to protect the rights of individuals and groups and ensure that redress is available if any of these rights are infringed.

Our Code of Conduct sets out the standards we expect all of our people to meet and everyone working for Glencore, regardless of the location or function, is expected to fully apply it to their workplace and responsibilities. We have in place a robust grievance mechanism that allows our employees, contractors and stakeholders to immediately report any situations in which the Code or its underlying policies or the law appear to be breached. All incidents and concerns raised via our grievance mechanism are reported in our annual sustainability report.

We regularly review our approach towards industrial relations to ensure that all of our assets are conducting activities in a transparent, legitimate and inclusive manner.

Information sources

09 December 2014: Glencore’s Response to Issues raised by IndustriALL