Good corporate citizenship is essential to our long-term business success.
Our Supplier Guiding Principles (SGP) communicate our values and expectations of suppliers and emphasize the importance of responsible workplace practices that respect human rights and comply, at a minimum, with applicable environmental and local labor laws and core international conventions. The Supplier Guiding Principles is aligned with our Human Rights Policy and reflects our commitment to respecting human rights across our business system and global supply chain.
Since the inception of our SGP program we have collaborated with our bottling and supplier partners to complete over 17,500 human and workplace rights assessments. Although our values have stayed the same we have continually evolved our program to drive continuous improvement. In 2012 we rolled out program updates in light of years of experience, industry trends and expert guidance on business and human rights. These updates continued to build our system's awareness of human rights and our capacity through assessing management systems and other Good Practices that support a positive and inclusive workplace. In 2014 we enhanced our assessments with regards to the recruitment and employment practices for migrant workers and protecting the land rights of local communities. Read more about our recent commitments in our Issue Guidance.
The Supplier Guiding Principles are a part of all contractual agreements
Supplier Guiding Principles
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We have found that expanded guidance on specific topics is helpful to support our supplier partners uphold the values outlined in the Supplier Guiding Principles. The Issue Guidance document provides additional guidance on challenging issues which, to date, include Land Rights, HIV/AIDs and Pregnancy Testing and Migrant Worker Recruitment and Employment practices. The intent is to provide background information on the issue and what are the expectations to comply with SGP.
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