- Working conditions;
- Health and safety of employees;
- Communities’ health and safety;
- Data privacy;
- Use of illegal labor (i.e. child labor, forced labor and illegal migrant workers) in the supply chain;
- Sub-contractors and suppliers’ health and safety in the supply chain; and
- Community safety & standard of living in the supply chain
To ensure that these salient human rights issues are properly managed, the Company continues to eliminate forced labor and promote fair treatment of migrant workers in the supply chain through communicating the Sustainable Sourcing Policy and Supplier Guiding Principle. We also provide trainings for our business partners, encourage critical suppliers to conduct a self-assessment on sustainability, carry out sustainability audits on critical suppliers, and ensure that we source our key agricultural raw materials from responsible sources.
Meanwhile, CPF Safety, Health, Environment and Energy Vision, Mission and Policy lays out our commitment to promoting health and safety among our employees and contractors in compliance with laws and regulations so that they can work happily and safely.
Human Rights Grievance Mechanism
CPF places high importance on employee communication and complaint channels. The Welfare Committee of the Workplace is considered another communication channel between employees and CPF. It promotes awareness of equality and respect of human rights for all employees of every level and nationality, and enables employees to participate in expressing opinions, suggestions and complaints through their elected representatives. In addition, CPF has increased the number of committee members from the minimum required by law. The maximum number of representatives shall not exceed 17 persons for each establishment, depending on its size, and shall include diverse and vulnerable groups in terms of gender, race, religion and disability. If the election results do not cover such vulnerable groups, CPF shall make a comprehensive selection of a subcommittee to represent workers in such groups. The subcommittee is responsible for presenting problems and suggestions to the Welfare Committee prior to meetings with the executives who represent the Company.
The Company continues to collaborate with the Labor Protection Network (LPN) in establishing the ‘Labor Voices Hotline by LPN Center’ which provides the opportunities for all employees of any nationality at all levels to express both negative and positive feedbacks, provide suggestions, file complaints and grievances, or request assistance through an independent organization. This is an effective approach that helps improve employees’ quality of life. Through this collaboration, we also conduct training on labor rights for employees. This helps us to manage labor-related risks with transparency and fairness.