HUMAN RIGHTS

Our Position

We believe respecting human rights and contributing to the positive realisation of rights is important to the sustainable operation of our business. Respecting human rights is important to our ability to contribute meaningfully and provide ongoing social value to our stakeholders. Simply put, we believe our success depends on respecting the rights of individuals and groups who interact with us and are impacted by our business.

We are committed to respecting internationally recognised human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and to operating in a manner consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We also commit to complying with applicable laws and regulations of the countries where we operate, and, where differences exist between Our Code of Conduct and local customs, norms, rules or regulations, we apply the 10 UN Global Compact Principles. 

Our Approach

Governance

Governance

Our Board oversees GEI Mekong’s approach to sustainability, and through its governance, monitors health & safety, environmental and community matters, including human rights.

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Due Diligence

Due Diligence

Human Rights Due Diligence is one way we identify, and prevent and mitigate human rights impacts. It helps GEI Mekong to respect human rights when we identify new opportunities.

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Resettlement

Resettlement

Any resettlements necessary for the conduct of our business must be carried out under a resettlement action plan that aligns with the requirements of the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standard 5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement.

Security

Security

We seek to manage security at our offices and operated assets based on our values, level of risk exposure and the business requirements of each specific site. This involves a requirement to complete improvement plans to address any gaps.

Water & Sanitation

Water & Sanitation

GEI Mekong respects the right to water access, sanitation and hygiene and we continually work to improve our understanding of how our operations may impact and improve water across communities.

Capacity Building

Capacity Building

Our Human Rights capacity building training is a part of our employee training program and is designed to help our workforce better understand human rights.

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Our Suppliers

Our Suppliers

Respecting human rights and a commitment to strong governance are important to the sustainability of our business. Compliance with the minimum requirements is necessary for doing business with GEI Mekong.

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Modern Day Slavery

Modern Day Slavery

GEI Mekong is strong advocate for stopping Modern Day Slavery and adheres to the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015) and the Australian Modern Slavery Act (2018). You can read our annual Modern Slavery Statements here.