Human Rights Policy Development Process
We developed our Human Rights Policy by following the process outlined below:
Major Human Rights Issues in the Finance Sector
We have classified below human rights issues by type of business activity after identifying the primary human rights issues in the finance industry as well as all other industries based on internationally recognized guidelines and cases of human rights abuse.
|Provision of financial services||
|Impact on human rights through our business operations
We requested human rights experts and various stakeholders to provide us with advice via conference calls or written responses in September and October 2017, which included UNEP FI, Shift—a non–profit organization focusing on human rights, and Citigroup.
Their feedback focused on:
- Content of the draft Human Rights Policy;
- Salient human rights issues; and
Stakeholders' expectations regarding implementation of the Human Rights Policy.