We follow the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and we were an early signatory of the UN Global Compact. Our Human Rights Policy sets out how we protect human rights within our business and through our wider relationships. Respecting human rights is part of our Ethics Code that all colleagues must complete training on every year. We provide additional guidance and support to teams most likely to face human rights risks. This year, we made training on modern slavery mandatory for all our procurement colleagues, and offered additional human rights support for key colleagues in our Asia, Middle East and Africa regions. We’ve strengthened our governance of human rights following a review and recommendations from BSR.
Our CEO has formally delegated authority for decisions about human rights risks to our corporate affairs director, who chairs our new responsible tech steering group . We’ve also enhanced the integration and visibility of human rights risks within our group risk management framework. Our updated sales due diligence process helps to identify and address the potential human rights impacts of our products and services. We look at what we’re selling, who the customer is, and whether our product is likely to directly or indirectly support high risk activities like military, security or law enforcement applications. Based on what we find, we may decide to conduct a more detailed human rights impact assessment, sometimes with external support. In the last two years, we asked external experts to support two impact assessments related to sales to customers identified as potentially higher risk. Their recommendations informed a responsible approach to these sales that incorporates mitigation measures to address identified risks.