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Commitment to respecting human rights

We have a clear commitment to respect human rights that all within and who do business with Reckitt must follow.

Reckitt believes that human rights are an absolute and universal requirement and is committed to upholding those rights, as expressed in the International Bill of Human Rights (consisting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) and the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We are also committed to following the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

We recognise the important role that businesses play in society and the responsibility we have in helping to ensure human rights are respected. Our commitment to respecting human rights is publicly disclosed through our Code of Conduct and Sourcing for Sustainable Growth Policy with the supporting Labour and Human Rights Standard. These policies apply to all employees, contractors and suppliers of goods and services to or on behalf of Reckitt. We also encourage our suppliers to communicate our requirements within their supply chain.

We take any adverse human rights impacts extremely seriously. Where Reckitt identifies that it has caused or contributed to any such impacts, it will co-operate in or provide for appropriate and legitimate processes to remedy these.

We acknowledge the growing importance and complexity of the issue of human rights and are committed to continuously improving our approach, following the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as our model.