Human rights are inherent, inalienable and universal entitlements for every human that are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible and guaranteed by law. The primacy of respect for fundamental human rights is a key component of organisational sustainability. Organisations should “know and show” that they respect human rights, and have the responsibility to respect human rights, including within their sphere of influence.
The Group strives to fulfil the human rights expectations of all its stakeholders. We recognise the provisions of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution of Zimbabwe and are guided by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP).
The Group monitors potential human rights risks in our business conduct, practices and engagements with employees. All business units conduct human rights assessments to determine potential human rights risks for the purpose of providing commensurate management measures for their prevention, reduction and redress. During the reporting year, no material human rights violation issues were brought to the attention of management.
We acknowledge the necessity for a commitment to avoiding violations of rights in respect of:
- freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining;
- the elimination of compulsory labour;
- the abolition of child labour; and
- the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.