All our world-class crop and seed solutions have their beginnings in our people. We examine everything we do through the lens of how it will affect others – employees, farmers, supply chain operations, customers, and business partners. The ultimate objective is to complement UPL’s business mission with the full potential of our people. Which is why our organisational culture always prioritises wellness, learning, fairness, and inclusivity.
Our commitment to human rights is built into everything we do – from our interactions with farmers, supply chain operations, training, to our marketing and business operations. In all actions we uphold the principles set out by international and regional Human Rights organisations and adhere to the laws of the countries we operate in.
Code of Conduct
It describes in detail the ethics that the company, its stakeholders and workforce need to embrace in their daily functioning
Supplier Code of Conduct
This code applies to all our business affiliates worldwide – suppliers, contractors, contract manufacturers, and joint-venture partners with whom we share a contractual and commercial relationship. It showcases best employment practices, shunning child labour, forced labour, abuse, harassment and discrimination
Human Rights Policy
The policy enumerates the risks of human rights violations that may arise due to our widespread business and collaborations with multiple third-party associates. UPL forbids child labour, protects labour rights, support diversity and non-discrimination, freedom of association, and safety. The policy encompasses not only our employees but also our customers, contractors, suppliers, and all other third-party businessKnow More
Governance and protection of human rights
Human rights violations, if any, are arbitrated by a committee made up of cross functional leadership and headed by our Chief Human Resources Officer. The committee periodically reviews and updates our Human Rights policies and practices. They also oversee the organising of awareness programs, trainings, campaigns, workshops, seminars, etc. for various stakeholder groups
To ensure we practice what we learn, regular inspections and surprise audits are conducted at our plants, warehouses, offices, and other strategic third-party locations. With a zero-tolerance approach toward human rights violations, any business partners found guilty face an investigation and may find their association with us permanently terminated
For an individual to report a concern, we have a robust whistle blower policy and a global grievance mechanism for any stakeholders to raise and resolve issues or potential violations
All our stakeholders can connect via firstname.lastname@example.org to report any potential or ongoing concerns. We ensure that reporting a concern will have no action or reprisal rebound on the individual raising it
With Human Rights Assessment and the associated due diligence being sensitive matters, at UPL, we have set in place mechanisms, regional and international commissions to act on any instances of violation swiftly, and with all necessary confidentiality.
Cross functional employee in different cadres
Contractor in skilled, semi-skilled & unskilled categories
Third party manufacturers
The rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Fair Working Hours
Occupational Health and Safety
Workers’ Involvement and Protection
Strengthening existing procedures and systems
Revising and upgrading existing policies and assessment manuals
Increasing vigilance at every level of the company
Improved internal control measures
Increased proficiency in audits and third-party onboarding
Locations that have not implemented policies
Locations that have partially implemented the policies
The parameters that are difficult to implement at specific location, and reasons thereof
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