Human Rights

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GPT respects basic human rights and has been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since May 2011.

As signatory to the UN Global Compact and its 10 principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption, GPT submits a 'Communication on Progress' to the UN Global Compact office every two years.

GPT’s main responsibilities lie in a number of critical areas:

  • respecting the human rights of our employees;
  • encouraging respect for human rights throughout our value chain, including customers and suppliers, and our approach to financial crime;
  • supporting human rights in our communities; and
  • monitoring our performance and ensuring effective governance.

The information below outlines our commitment to Human Rights.

Human rights Principles 1 & 2

GPT’s goal is to have a work environment that is free of discrimination, harassment, victimisation and bullying as outlined in GPT’s Code of Conduct, and Equal Employment Opportunities policies.

Implementation: It is an employee’s responsibility to understand and meet the requirements of working at GPT and identify and report incidents of non-compliance.  Refer to GPT’s corporate governance principles and policies for more information.

Outcome: No incidents of human rights violations have come to GPT’s attention in financial year 2014.

Further information can be found at Our people.

Labour Principles 3, 4 and 5

GPT’s goal is to ensure there is no forced or compulsory labour within its operations or parties dealt with externally.  GPT encourages and supports Freedom of Association and elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.  This extends to relationships with our suppliers; contained within the supplier policy and supplier code of conduct are GPT’s expectations of the activities of suppliers.

Implementation: GPT’s Freedom of Association policy and approach is owned by People and Performance.  It is an employee’s responsibility to understand and meet the requirements of working at GPT and identify and report incidents of non-compliance.  Refer to GPT’s corporate governance principles  and policies

It is each supplier’s responsibility to achieve and maintain the standards as set out in the supplier policy and supplier code of conduct. GPT enacts these policies through the Supplier Management Framework.

Outcome:  We recognise the right to collective bargaining and have not cancelled any contracts or agreements on the basis of forced or compulsory labour in financial year 2016.

Further information can be found at Our people and Our Suppliers.

Labour Principle 6

GPT is an equal opportunity employer and promotes an inclusive workplace.  GPT's Equal Employment Opportunities policy and Diversity Policy govern its operations. The Supplier Code of Conduct details expectations of suppliers.

Implementation: Details of specific goals can be found on Our people overview page.  It is an employee’s responsibility to understand and meet the requirements of working at GPT and identify and report incidents of non-compliance.  It is each supplier’s responsibility to achieve and maintain the standards as set out in the Supplier Code of Conduct.

Outcome: Information on performance against diversity targets is found here.

Further information can be found at Our people and GPT’s corporate governance principles  and policies.

Environment Principles 7, 8 & 9

GPT supports the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies though our Sustainability Policy and actions across; resource use and waste minimisation; water management; climate change and energy; and community engagement and development.  Refer to GPT’s corporate governance principles  and policies.

Implementation: GPT enacts the Sustainability Policy through the Sustainability Management Systems.

Outcome: Information on performance against environmental targets is found in our  Environment policy.

Further information can be found at Sustainability, Environment and Community Engagement.

Anti-Corruption Principle 10

The goal is to have no incidents of corruption within the organisation or in any dealings with external parties.  GPT has a Code of ConductWhistleblower and supplier policy that supports and underpins our commitment to work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.

Implementation:  It is an employee’s responsibility to understand and meet the requirements of working at GPT and identify and report incidents of non-compliance.  It is each supplier’s responsibility to achieve and maintain the standards as set out in the supplier policy and to train their employees and contracted parties on their consequential rights and responsibilities. GPT enacts these policies through the Supplier Management Framework.

Outcome:  There were no known incidents of corruption or bribery registered or identified by GPT in financial year 2016.

Further information can be found at Our people, Our Suppliers and GPT’s corporate governance principles  and policies.