The LEGO Group is committed to ensuring that the human rights of our stakeholders are appropriately respected. To that end we do our outmost to prevent and mitigate potential adverse human rights impacts and capitalize on the positive impacts.
While all human rights are equally important, we realise that some stakeholder groups are more affected by our activities and at risk of having their rights infringed upon. Similarly, we have the possibility to support the promotion of some human rights more than others. This includes our employees, our customers and people in local communities impacted by our operations. Therefore, we are in process of developing appropriate human rights due diligence tools and processes to ensure that we meet our human rights commitment.
Our Code of Conduct
We encourage our suppliers and business partners to treat their employees with respect for human rights, which includes providing them decent working conditions.
Since 1997 we have required that our suppliers and business partners sign our Code of Conduct. We monitor compliance to Code of Conduct via independent on-site audits and engage in proactive cooperation and capacity building of our suppliers to promote sustainable supply chains.
If there are conditions which do not meet the LEGO Group's requirements, the vendor must draw up an action plan with the assistance of the LEGO Group in which a timetable for corrections is included. This is combined with a follow up visit to check whether conditions have improved. Through a combination of action plans and follow up visits, the LEGO Group helps to secure a program of steady improvement in the working conditions of its vendors.
The LEGO Group’s Code of Conduct covers:
Forced and bonded labor
Coercion and disciplinary practices
Wages, benefits and holidays
Freedom of Association
Health and Safety
Corruption and Bribery
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