Our ability to create sustainable shareholder value is linked to our ability to recruit, motivate and retain high calibre staff as detailed in our risk section in the Annual Review on pages 34 to 37. Ensuring that relationships between our employees are cohesive, safe and effective is important to our Company and we expect all our employees to respect different cultures, traditions and employment practices across our business areas. We share common goals with our employees and contractors, in particular the elimination of workplace injuries, and are committed to good corporate values and responsible behaviour. We recognise achievement and create opportunities for individuals at all levels of our businesses.
In dealing with our employees we act in compliance with national regulatory requirements and our obligations under relevant national and international laws.
Ilo Declaration On Fundamental Principles And Rights At Work
We support the four fundamental principles contained within the International Labour Organisation ("ILO") Declaration. In accordance with local legislation and practice, we respect freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, employment that is freely chosen with no use of forced or child labour and we do not discriminate on the basis of gender, colour, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
We value all employees for their contribution to the business and are committed to diversity and opportunities for advancement. These factors are not influenced by any considerations other than performance and aptitude.
Employees are provided with the opportunity to develop their potential and, where appropriate, to develop their careers further within the Group.
We aim to protect the physical health of all of our employees and contractors whilst in the workplace.
In particular, we endeavour to meet any challenges presented to our employees and the wider communities in which they live and operate.