We have reviewed our People policies to help ensure we provide similar access to entitlements for all staff, and ensure our policies reflect our human rights standards.
For example, we have published a new Global Equal Opportunity, Bullying & Harassment policy which applies wherever we operate, including countries where the regulatory framework or its enforcement, is still evolving.
We have also introduced a number of policies such as the Global Study Assistance Policy and Global Flexible Work Arrangement Policy, which assist our people to achieve a healthy work/life balance and uphold the universal right to "rest and leisure".
For many of our staff, particularly those in Asia Pacific countries, the review has led to them having access to entitlements, such as study leave and leave for professional development, for the first time.
To support implementation of the new People policies across our business, Human Resources teams have recently completed training to learn more about our human rights standards and the process for development, implementation and governance of People policies.