Human rights are inherent, inalienable and universal entitlements for every human that are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible and guaranteed by law.
The Group respects human rights and has the responsibility to ensure that human rights are respected across its 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, customers and other stakeholders. 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 of human rights impacts. During the reporting year, no salient human rights issues were brought to the attention of management.
We are guided by the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and are committed to avoiding violations of workplace rights in respect of:
- freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
- the elimination of all forms of forced compulsory labour;
- the effective abolition of child labour;
- the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation; and
- a safe and healthy working environment
We also adopted the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) that commits us to human rights due diligence, acknowledgement of and disclosure of our human rights impacts as well as provision of a Grievance Redress Mechanism and options for redress.