Impact report 2013

Human rights indicator points

Investment and Procurement Practices


HR1. Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements and contracts that include clauses incorporating human rights concerns, or that have undergone human rights screening.

Compliance risks, including human rights, are an integrated part of the "Capital Value Process". The Capital Value Process entails all significant investments and transactions.


HR2. Percentage of significant suppliers, contractors, and other business partners that have undergone human rights screening, and actions taken.

Yara shall assess all potential Business Partners for the following risk factors prior to entering into any transactions or agreements:


  • Suppliers in high risk countries (includes human rights abuse risk)
  • Types of goods or services supplied
  • Strategically important suppliers
  • Known integrity risks/ red flags ( includes human or labour rights abuses )

If one or more risk factors apply, the Business Partner will be subjected to an IDD process, a key element in Yara's work to combat corruption and respect human rights. An IDD includes a self-declaration about human and labour rights policies.


HR3. Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained.

The Yara Ethics and Compliance program encompasses the issue of human rights , and it is included as a separate issues in the ethics and compliance training program. Human rights are also included as a dedicated segment of the mandatory introduction videos for all new employees.

However, Human Rights have not been identified as a high-risk area for Yara within the current operational setup.


Non-discrimination


HR4. Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken.

One harassment case based on social origin was reported to the Ethics and Compliance department. Corrective action taken was a written warning to the offending party , as well as continued training, monitoring and follow up by senior management.


Child Labor


HR6. Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor.

In 2014, none of our reporting countries have identified a significant risk for incidents of child labor.


Forced and Compulsory Labor


HR7. Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor.

In 2014, none of our reporting countries identified a significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor.


Indigenous Rights


HR9. Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken.


In 2014, none of our reporting countries identified a significant risk for incidents related to indigenous rights.


Remediation


HR11. Number of grievances related to human rights filed, addressed and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.

In 2014, there were no grievances filed related to human rights through any of our reporting systems.

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