Freedom of association and collective bargaining are human rights and every responsible employer must provide the right conditions to ensure that workers' rights and concerns are being handled correctly.
Some of our companies are located in countries where legislation restricts unions from working independently. In these cases we make sure that there are internal procedures and control systems that ensure well functioning grievance mechanisms and constructive dialogue with workers' representatives. In all cases, the national labour standard legislation is the minimum level concerning employment terms and working conditions. We encourage our suppliers to apply the same princples concerning workers' rights and labour standards as we do ourselves.