Human Rights Policy

Human Rights Policy Version

1 Version Date – June 2002

Last Review Date – June 2022

Policy Maintained by – Human Resources

1. Policy statement

Unipart Group (herein referred to as ‘Unipart’) is committed to respecting fundamental human rights in all our activities.

Unipart strongly endorses the principles as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which are both extensive and non derogable (which is defined as a right that cannot be taken away or compromised). As a result, Unipart  ensures to uphold these rights, with specific attention to those that fall within our business remit.

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure our employees uphold and respect the principles detailed below:

  • The right to freedom from discrimination of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status (e.g. disability).
  • The right to personal safety and security.
  • The right to a Private and Family life.
  • No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.
  • No one shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
  • The right to religious freedom.
  • The right to free participation in political life.
  • Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
  • Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
  • The right to an adequate standard of living.
  • Everyone has the right to an education.
  • Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community.
  • Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

2.  Responsibilities 

All those persons referred to within the scope of this policy are required to adhere to its terms and conditions.

If any employee has any doubt about the content of this statement, they must ask their immediate supervisor or line manager for clarification.

Individual managers are responsible for ensuring that this policy is adhered to.

Any queries on the application or interpretation of this policy must be discussed with the Human Resources Department prior to any action being taken.

The Human Resources Leadership Team has the responsibility for ensuring the maintenance, regular review and updating of this policy.

This policy will be reviewed annually. Any material amendments will comply with current legal standards from the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and be subject to the approval of the Group Leadership Team