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Escientia Group recognises the valuable role that business can play in the longer-term protection of human rights. The Group Companies are committed to respecting the human rights of our workforce, communities and those affected by our operations wherever we do business in line with nationally / internationally recognised frameworks.

Escientia entails respecting human rights and seeking to avoid involvement in human rights abuses, identifying, assessing, and minimising potential adverse impacts through due diligence and resolving grievances from affected stakeholders effectively.

Escientia endeavours to achieve our human rights commitment by…

  1. Prohibiting all forms of harmful child labour, forced / trafficked labour, discrimination, and harassment.
  2. Aligning our existing policies, processes, and activities with our commitment to respect human rights, including those that apply to labour practices, engagement with indigenous people, land acquisition, supply chain, and security management.
  3. Valuing diversity, equal opportunity, and the need to consider the rights of vulnerable groups such as indigenous peoples, women, migrant workers, and other minorities.
  4. Developing goodwill, creating sustainable employment, and stimulating economic opportunities in the communities that host our activities.
  5. Maintaining positive legal compliance with applicable constitutional and regulatory human rights requirements and conforming to the Escientia Group Sustainable Business Framework.
  6. Respect the right of all workers in accordance with national law.
  7. Undertaking an iterative, due diligence process, the focus of which is identifying, assessing, and managing potential risks and impacts.
  8. Providing access to remedy by resolving grievances in a timely and culturally appropriate manner.
  9. Encouraging our clients, vendors and contractors, and other organisations with whom Escientia Group has a leverage to adopt our Sustainable Business Framework and to encourage and support the development of equivalent management systems
  10. Establishing clear accountability by assigning adequate resources and responsibilities for effective management of human rights risks.
  11. Continually improving human rights performance by sharing good practices and learnings, setting, trainings, and monitoring.

This policy shall be reviewed periodically for its suitability and updated as necessary.