A fair workplace
We respect the fundamental rights of our employees, aiming to create an open, inclusive and positive work environment.
Our policies on human rights
and equal opportunities
are widely communicated and are integrated into management training programmes. In addition, our Supplier Guiding Principles
programme sets out similar expectations for the work environments of our suppliers.
Our human rights policy requires that we uphold the UN Global Compact and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Child labour is expressly prohibited and appropriate checks are made during recruitment. Our employees and managers are trained in the implications of human rights in day-to-day business and we monitor our performance.
We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all of our employees are treated fairly and equally. Our equality of opportunity policy protects against discrimination and ensures equality of opportunity and fair treatment for all.
Although our workforce is largely male - due in part to the physical nature of work - women make up a significant part of our management.
The majority of our senior managers are from Ireland or Northern Ireland. Where international managers are seconded temporarily, talented local employees are placed on international assignments to gain new skills.
We respect our employees’ right to freedom of association: to join or not to join trade unions and to engage in collective bargaining. We consult employees, unions and our European Works Council about major business developments and issues of shared concern.
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