Principle 1 (GRI 412): Boliden supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
Boliden’s own operations are located in countries where the risks of human rights violations are generally low. There are, however, material topics to consider, such as non-discrimination, indigenous rights, and supply chain risks. Boliden has a business partner management program that focuses on human-rights risks in the supply chain. The ESG business partner evaluations specifically focuses on freedom of association & collective bargaining, child labor, forced and compulsory labor, among other topics.
There is a Human Rights Grievance Mechanism that covers Boliden’s own operations, as well as those of its suppliers. Please see the General Disclosure and Management Approach part of this report to learn about how Boliden manages performance within these aspects.
Boliden Commercial is also included on The London Bullion Market Association’s (LBMA) list of recommended gold producers, the Good Delivery List, which requires the company to comply with a set of standards and to have this compliance certified by the LBMA. This guidance aims “to help companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral sourcing practices.” Companies included on the list have implemented routines to ensure that the raw material supply chain complies with a set of ethical criteria.
Principle 2 (GRI 412): Boliden’s code of conduct is designed to support the UN Declaration on Human Rights and ILO fundamental conventions
Boliden adheres to the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the ILO’s fundamental conventions. If human rights are violated in connection with Boliden’s business, any stakeholder is welcome to contact either the local managers or any of the company functions by a variety of channels; e.g. phone, e-mail, and written correspondence. Anonymous reporting can be done through Boliden’s whistleblower function.