Human Rights Policy
This policy has been created to provide a framework and guidance on the company’s approach to achieving and maintaining good business behaviour by commitment to meet its responsibility to respect internationally recognized human rights standards. Amelia Knight looks to those human rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its two corresponding covenants, The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Additionally, we also look to children’s and women’s rights as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.
This policy applies to Amelia Knight Limited across all the facilities that we manage, all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners. We use due diligence as a means to identify and prevent human rights risks to people in our business and supply chain.
We believe that our employees should be treated with respect and dignity and work in an environment that is free from harassment and unlawful discrimination. Our commitment to respect human rights is manifested in our Employee Handbook and HR Policies and procedures. These state that all employees should be able to work in an environment that is free from discrimination, victimisation, harassment, bullying and that all employees should be treated fairly and with dignity regardless of their background or categorisation, or any views they may hold. Our position on human rights is communicated to our employees through our Handbook and our employees are expected to uphold these standards.
The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it and the Human Resources department has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective.
Amelia Knight strives to create an open and honest working environment in which everyone’s views are valued and respected. All employees are able to raise any concerns they have regarding any human rights violations by reporting them directly to their Line Manager or Director without fear of reprisal. The topic/issue will then be dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible, and by the Managing Director if appropriate. This policy shall be reviewed and updated as and when necessary, to reflect changes in relevant legislation and improvements in approach