EVORA Public Human Rights Statement
EVORA Global Limited, and its subsidiaries, are committed to respecting the principles and rights set out in the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We recognise that while states have a duty to protect human rights, companies have a responsibility to respect human rights.
Our commitment entails that we:
· integrate human rights considerations into our daily business, so that we can identify new human rights risks as they emerge and implement appropriate prevention or mitigation measures; and
· maintain an open dialogue with our stakeholders, including employees, to better understand and address potential human rights risks.
Given the nature of our business as a specialist ESG consultancy, we have a modest supply chain. We do not believe there are material risks of adverse human rights impacts within our supply chain which we are reasonably likely to have the leverage to influence. For this reason, we believe our main responsibilities to respect human rights lies within our own operations. The policies and procedures that apply to our employees are consistent with the International Bill of Human Rights and the ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Given the nature of our business, our focus is on:
· the right of our employees (and contractors when working on site) to a safe and healthy work environment;
· freedom from discrimination in the work environment; and
· the right to equality at work, and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.
We ensure that these rights are respected through:
· our health and safety policy;
· other policies relating to human rights contained in our Employee Handbook; and
· ensuring non-discrimination in recruitment practices and remuneration procedures.
The above policies and procedures are implemented and managed as follows:
Senior Responsible Officer
Employment and human resources policies and
Human Resources (HR)
Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) / Associate HR
Other corporate operations policies and procedures
Legal, Compliance and Operations
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with human rights requirements within EVORA Global Limited and its subsidiaries, lies with EVORA’s Executive Committee (ExCo).
We will not tolerate or condone abuse of human rights within any part of our business, and we will take seriously any allegations that human rights are not properly respected. We place importance on the provision of effective remedy wherever human rights impacts occur through company-based grievance mechanisms. We are committed to building awareness and knowledge of our employees on human rights and encouraging them to speak up, without retribution, about any concerns they may have. These commitments are reflected in our Whistleblowing Policy contained in our Employee Handbook.