Bolton Group has a responsibility to adopt best practices in order to protect Human Rights throughout its global supply chains.
In our production activities and commercial relationships, we set out our values through our Human Rights Policy, which is based on the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Children’s Rights and Business Principles issued by UNICEF, Global Compact and Save the Children.
We always keep in mind the social implications that our procurement activities may have.
Our experience shows us that, in order to have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate and amplify the effects of our sustainable business model, it’s vital that we work together, with suppliers and commercial partners on the one side and with NGOs and the civil society on the other.
In 2020, our Food Business Unit signed a four-year partnership with Oxfam, the international organization committed to reducing inequality and global poverty.
Together, we aim to promote a vision that will enable us to feed the world sustainably. We’ll work together to understand where and how we can improve the way we protect rights and uphold work wellbeing throughout the global tuna supply chain.
The partnership will be managed by the Human Rights Committee, an inter-functional, multi-country committee set up specifically for the purpose. The Committee will be meeting regularly to advance the roadmap.