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In our General Business Principles we state our support for fundamental human rights in line with the legitimate role of business. We believe that companies have a role to play in respecting human rights, in practical ways directly related to their business activities and in supporting governments' efforts to improve their human rights performance.
UN Global Compact Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of international human rights within their sphere of influence.
We explain our approach to human rights in the human rights section of this website and in our 2011 Sustainability Report.
UN Global Compact Principle 2: Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
We have developed training, tools and guidelines to help staff understand issues around human rights.