Corporate Governance

Human Rights

The Bank endorses and supports internationally recognised principles under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which promotes global respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, without distinction of race, color, gender, language, religion, opinion, descent, or national or ethnic origin.

As businesses, we need to demonstrate that we are aware of human rights. Clearly, human rights are a global issue. We should not presuppose that we have no impacts just because we operate in an area where human rights are not part of the daily lingo. Interestingly, they could and should become part of our language again.

The concept of “due diligence” was proposed and found to be a useful starting point for companies as they seek to integrate respect for human rights into their practices.
260
NEWLY HIRED EMPLOYEES ATTENDED A PRESENTATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, TRANSLATING INTO
271 Hours
HOURS OF COVERAGE OF HUMAN RIGHTS TOPICS INCLUDING SPECIAL TRAINING ON DECENT WORK FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS
In due diligence on this topic, and by participating in the ILO’s recent project on “Decent Work for Domestic Workers”, Bank Audi voluntarily collaborated to raise awareness among its employees on the rights of domestic workers with the aim to ensure decent working conditions, as well as provide important insights on the perspectives of employers with the goal of continuous improvement in the living and working conditions of this most vulnerable group. Similarly, with the right to privacy, any company should know that they have potential adverse impacts on this human right, whether it is handling data, registering or using information on customers.