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Human Rights

At Kerry, we are committed to upholding internationally recognised human rights.

Kerry’s Global Human Rights Policy reflects our commitment on Human Rights, as established in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s Core Conventions and fundamental principles and rights at work. The Group has specific policies within its Code of Conduct addressing each of these priority areas, child labour, forced labour, discrimination at work, freedom of association and the right of collective bargaining.

Kerry’s Human Rights policy applies Group-wide to all employees and sets out our expectations of business and supply chain partners to conduct their business in a way that upholds the principles set out in the policy.

The use of child or forced labour is strictly prohibited across all our operations and facilities. We do not tolerate any form of unacceptable treatment of workers and we respect all laws establishing a minimum age for employment.

Our Supplier Code of Conduct is explicit in demanding that those who seek to do business with the Group uphold the rights of workers and expressly forbids the use of child labour or forced or involuntary labour of any type. For more details on our approach, see our current Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.

We also set out our position on pay, freedom of association, discrimination and diversity and we extend our standards on these and other labour issues into our supply chain, through our Supplier Code of Conduct. This code sets out the expectations we have of our key business and strategic supply chain partners. You can access our policy on Human Rights and further information on our approach to this important topic in our Human Rights Statement.