Human Rights Management
We, as KORDSA, operate in compliance with Universal Declaration of Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, International Labor Organization Fundamental Conventions and International Labor Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in all countries we carry a business in, and abide with all laws and regulations and look after all rights of our employees by adopting the international declarations, fundamentals, conventions and principles that our country is a party to. Our approach towards our people is honest and fair. We commit to provide a non-discriminatory working environment for all, making sure that our people enjoy their employee rights fully and properly. We supervise suppliers and subcontractors in our value chain to protect human rights through Supplier Sustainability Evaluation Survey and our contracts.
Risk and Impact Assessment of Suppliers
Kordsa Code of Business Ethics and Human Rights Policy are embedded in the contracts with main suppliers. All employees of the subcontractors are informed by Kordsa officers on the codes of work and ethics on their first day at work.
Since there is no article that limits subcontractor employees to join a union, all employees are free to associate. Kordsa audits whether the subcontractor employees have social insurance, they are older than 18, and their wages and social insurance contributions are paid. In case of a complaint, our employees conduct on-site audit with the supplier.
Measuring and Evaluation
Employees who feel or suspect a violation of our fair working environment must notify their line managers, a member of Executive Leas Team, the Local Code of Ethics Consultant, the Global Ethical Compliance Officer or the Ethics Committee through ethics line. In addition, human rights risks and complaints in the company are audited both internally and externally by third parties.
Audit and Reporting
The Internal Audit Department conducts human rights and ethics policy compliance audits integrated in process audits. When there is a declaration regarding violation of Kordsa Code of Ethics, all necessary controls and audits are handled with the help of Local Ethical Compliance Officers.
After determining one or two topics regarding human resources each year, all our companies are audited by Sabancı Holding Audit Committee and Kordsa Audit Committee. A report is presented to the CEO and Board of Directors annually which includes ethics, human rights and human resources topics.
Audit findings are fed into Internal Audit Task Management (IATASK) system and supervisors are assigned tasks. At the end of a year, audit team conducts a follow-up visit in order to audit previous year findings and the actions taken. If the audit is successfully completed, all actions are closed in the system by audit team approval.
Consultation and Training
As Kordsa, we give ethics training to all our new employees. Like all employees, our security staff is also trained on code of ethics which include our human rights policies upon recruitment. These trainings are conducted through KEEP e-learning platform in Türkiye, Thailand, and Indonesia. In Brazil and USA, ethics trainings are done in classroom. Our CEO conveys awareness messages across all organizations in case an issue is spotted against ethics code depending on the type of the incident.