De La Rue fully supports the principles set out in the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Our Code of Business Principles covers human rights issues under the headings of health and safety, employment principles and protecting personal information. These principles are underpinned by specific policies and processes relating to:
Slavery and Human Trafficking
De La Rue recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. Our Modern Slavery Transparency statement sets outs De La Rue’s stance on slavery and human trafficking in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Equality and Diversity
De La Rue’s policy is to treat all employees fairly and equally, regardless of their:
- transgender status
- sexual orientation
- religion or belief
- marital status
- civil partnership status
- national origins
- ethnic origin
- trade union membership or affiliation
Every manager and employee has responsibility for the implementation of our equal opportunity policy and training is provided to employees and newly appointed line managers in equal opportunities and associated policies and procedures such as stress management, grievance and anti-harassment.
The Board recognises and understands the importance and benefits of gender diversity and expects to maintain the proportion of female directors at least to the current level, while maintaining flexibility to ensure that all appointments are made on merit, regardless of gender. De La Rue currently has:
- Two female non-executive directors (29 per cent of the Board)
- One female executive leadership team member (12 per cent of the Committee)
Approximately 27 per cent of the workforce and 17 per cent of senior managerial grade employees are female.
Suppliers are obliged to abide by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and International Labour Organisation Conventions 138 and 182. As part of our ongoing procurement programme we monitor our key cotton comber and linter suppliers
Health and Safety
We have a responsibility to safeguard the health and safety of everyone affected by our operations and keep employees safe and secure when they are at work.