Founded in 2003, 121 USA LLC is a Design, Content, and Digital Studio committed to supporting internationally recognized human rights activities and initiatives. Respect for human rights is a core value of our business. We believe it is central to long-term business success can only be achieved if human rights are acknowledged and protected. Our Human Rights Policy Statement sets out the fundamental principles embedded in our business operations and culture to ensure we do not engage in activities that directly or indirectly violate human rights. It is our corporate responsibility to uphold these principles throughout our entire organization. Additionally, we expect all stakeholders, including business partners, vendors and suppliers, to be aligned in upholding human rights.
Our approach to human rights is based on:
121's Board of Directors reviews and oversees corporate responsibility policies and programs. 121’s executive team, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief HR Officer, oversee the implementation of these policies and coordinates our efforts to identify, address, train and report on our human rights risks and opportunities and foster a dialogue on these issues with human rights experts, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders whenever necessary.
HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY STATEMENT
121's Human Rights Policy Statement demonstrates our commitment to supporting and promoting human rights that benefit all our stakeholders, including our customers, employees, shareholders, investors, and the communities in which we live and operate. Our commitment is guided by the following seven principles:
ETHICAL BUSINESS CONDUCT
As detailed in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, we’re committed to the highest standards of business ethics which govern the conduct of our business operations for all employees. We require all business on behalf of 121’s to be conducted with honesty and integrity in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND FAIR LABOR PRACTICES
We believe all our employees deserve to be treated with integrity and respect. Therefore, we promote a work environment of transparency and trust. We compensate our employees competitively and operate in compliance with applicable wage, work hours, overtime and benefits laws and international labor standards.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
We support and encourage diversity and inclusion within our business and the organizations with which we do business by maintaining workplaces that are free from discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, sex, color, national or social origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, political opinion or any other status protected by applicable law. We are committed to the protection of women’s rights. We’re committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees, eliminating all discriminatory practices and promoting a work environment that is free from harassment, violence and intimidation.
SAFE AND HEALTHY WORKPLACE
Our policy is to provide and maintain a safe, healthy and productive workplace for all our employees that complies with all applicable laws, regulations and internal policies.
FORCED LABOR AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We’re committed to preventing and prohibiting forced labor of any kind, including all forms of modern-day slavery or human trafficking.
We do not engage in or condone the unlawful employment or exploitation of children.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
We respect the principles of freedom of association and collective bargaining. We are aligned with the International Labor Organization and its core conventions: No. 87, the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention, and No. 98, the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention.
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Last modified on January 2023
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