In 2011, the UN published the “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework”.
Those guiding principles constitute a global standard of expected conduct regarding business operations and human rights for all business enterprises.
The guiding principles shall include the following matters:
- A public policy commitment in which the company commits to meeting its responsibility to respect human rights
- Practices and processes to identify, prevent and mitigate the company’s impacts on human rights
- Procedures enabling the company to remedy any adverse human rights impacts to which it has contributed
These pages describe Kesko’s implementation of its human rights assessment and the practices, processes and procedures compliant with the guiding principles, with which Kesko monitors and addresses the human rights impacts of its operations.
Statement of commitment on human rights
- Kesko respects all internationally recognised human rights.
- In compliance with the due diligence obligation, Kesko has, and will, establish its procedures and practices in ways which respect human rights in all of Kesko’s operations.
- Kesko’s operations have a salient impact on the human rights of four groups: customers, personnel, purchasing chains and communities in which we operate.
- Kesko listens to its stakeholders’ views on human rights and takes them into account in the development of its operations.
- Kesko expects its business partners to respect all internationally recognised human rights.
The statement of commitment on human rights has been approved by the Group Management Board on 20 May 2016 and by Kesko's Board of Directors on 20 September 2016.