Principle 5

Communities, Workers’ Rights, and Integrity

Communities, Workers’ Rights, and Integrity

Adopt business practices that consider the communities impacted by our operations, respect the human and labour rights of our employees and work against corruption in all its forms.

The Challenge

About the human and labour rights of communities and workers and business integrity

Companies along the lead battery value chain can contribute to generating positive impacts the communities where they operate, for example through jobs creation, procurement, and infrastructures. However, where health, safety and environmental impacts are not appropriately managed, companies can cause adverse impacts on the wellbeing of their surrounding communities.

Where health and safety risks and adverse impacts on affected communities are identified, implementing controls to avoid/prevent, minimise, mitigate and/or remedy risks are essential to achieve improvements.

Companies also have a responsibility to guarantee that universal human rights of their workers and stakeholders are upheld, providing the basis for individuals to live a dignified life, regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status.

Implementing policies, procedures, and processes to regularly identify, assess and manage human, and labour rights impacts can ensure rights of all citizens who contribute to, or are impacted by, our operations.

Principle 2 Guidelines

Delivering on Guiding Principle 2

The Principle 2 Guidelines (which are one of seven Lead Battery 360° Industry Guidelines supporting the Lead Battery 360° Code) provide guidance and further information on what is expected of companies to effectively deliver on this commitment.


Below are examples of practical actions taken and by the associations and participants in the Lead Battery 360° program.

Call to action

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