“Microlink respects and promotes human rights and its leadership is committed to responsible work practices within all our entities and territories. This is aligned with our code of conduct to ensure ethical business practice. Microlink is a diverse and inclusive employer and our working environments are free from discrimination of any kind.
We recognise the Human Rights Act 1988 and the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as other applicable laws such as The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and The Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code. We also recognise the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which includes:
- Eliminates disability discrimination.
- Enables disabled people to live independently in the community.
- Ensures an inclusive education system.
- Ensures disabled people are protected for all form of exploitation, violence and abuse.
By following these principles we can identify potential adverse human rights impacts which may be directly linked to our own operation or our business relationships. As standard:
- We treat people with respect and dignity.
- We strive for and foster a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.
- We live inclusion and promote diversity in the workplace.
- We prohibit forced, bonded, trafficked and child labour.
- We recruit ethically.
- We provide fair wages and benefits.
- We promote and protect health and safety in the workplace.
- We prohibit practices that impede the possession of or unrestricted access to personal identification documents.
- We recognise the freedom of workers to associate or not to associate with trade unions and to bargain collectively when represented by a legally recognised trade union.
We expect our suppliers to comply with their contractual requirements and to respect human rights in a manner consistent within their operations and supply chains, and such higher standards as may be required by applicable law.
We work to promote respect for human rights within our spheres of influence through stakeholder engagement, collaboration, and participation in various forums.
We encourage our employees, suppliers, and stakeholders to speak up, without fear of retribution, about any concerns. We will not tolerate retaliation or reprisal against any workers, suppliers, or others for having reported suspected violations of human rights.
Microlink also recognises that it is part of a community and where it can, it does good for communities whether that is through philanthropy or sustainability activities across the globe.
We do believe in empowerment and ethical practice where we use our financial power, experience and influence to bring about meaningful change for an inclusive society where no person is left behind because of their disabilities or health condition.”
Dr Nasser Siabi, OBE