We are committed to identifying and addressing human rights risks and impacts directly linked with our business activities, including the rights of our workforce and those living in communities affected by our activities.
Our current focus areas include the recruitment, working and living conditions of contracted workforces at our sites, responsible security, community grievance mechanisms and channels for workforces to raise their concerns.
We encourage employees, contractors, communities and other third parties to speak up if they see something they think could be unsafe or unethical. At our worksites we help make sure people are aware of our confidential global helpline OpenTalk, our community complaints systems and workforce grievance mechanisms.
We have no reason to believe that any gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum necessary to the functionality or production of our products may have originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries for products manufactured in the calendar year 2017. We have confirmed this in our filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
We operate in 70 countries and have around 60,000 suppliers, with thousands more supporting them. They play an important part in our strategy