AUO human rights policy
AUO firmly believes that protection of human rights is the essential
foundation for sustainable business operations. To ensure that each and
every employee is treated fairly and with respect at workplace, we follow
internationally recognized human rights conventions and put our
commitments and policies concerning human rights in place. We also
make sure that the company operations of the AUO Group do not
violate or infringe human rights through a four-stage due diligence
process in order to protect the rights of our employees and value chain
- UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPBHR)
- Global Sullivan Principles
- Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct
- Social Accountability 8000 International Standard
- Scope out the relevant human rights due diligence issues to the stakeholders according to the UNGPBHR principles.
- Develop the Human Rights Risk Assessment Matrix (HRSAM) to investigate the likelihood and severity of the identified human rights due diligence issues occurring on employees, suppliers, and contractors.
- Establish mechanisms with respect to recruitment, communications, prevention of sexual harassment, data protection and other policies based on the identified human rights due diligence issues.
- Develop control plans for the human rights issues according to the HRSAM.
- Promote and execute the code of conduct on human rights with suppliers and contractors.
- Provide trainings for employees on human rights.
Supervision and Monitoring
- Establish complaint reporting channels for stakeholders to raise relevant concerns.
- Implement corporate boards that prioritize sustainability, data security, safety and health, employee discipline, reasonable work hours and other relevant matters to supervise the adverse impacts and risks of the identified human rights issues and take appropriate remedial actions.
- Follow RBA guidelines to conduct internal audits within the company, and audits across our supply chain and on our contractors, and provide guidance to improve on deficiencies found.
Mitigation of Adverse Impacts
- Develop systematic reports (e.g., on work hours and employee health) and management measures to enhance the proactive management and crisis management capabilities of supervisors.
- Establish specific protection plans for the affected populations identified, and formulate relevant investigation and tracking lists.
- Offer employee assistance programs to provide professional counseling for victims of human rights violations.