December 10, 2015
Hamlin MetzgerStaff Writer
Today, Best Buy released a new Human Rights Corporate Statement, strengthening our commitment to respect the rights of those who work for and shop at Best Buy. We chose to release a new statement today as it is Human Rights Day, which commemorates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
At Best Buy, doing business the right way means we understand how our operations affect our employees and our customers, and that we are committed to addressing any adverse impacts we may encounter.
We are aligning our practices with the United Nation’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), which is widely accepted as the global standard for how businesses should respect human rights focusing on the rights that are most relevant to our business. In our new Human Rights Corporate Statement, we focus on the following stakeholders:
- Respecting the rights of workers by improving labor conditions and environmental practices at facilities that manufacture or recycle electronics for Best Buy.
- Respecting the rights of Best Buy employees and striving for a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace free of harassment and discrimination.
- Respecting the rights of our customers, including their right to privacy.
- Seeking to advance rights in the communities where we operate by sharing our knowledge of technology.
Respecting human rights is not just the right thing to do, it’s good for business. We know that our customers, vendor partners and employees want to be a part of a responsible company and that we can help lead the way.
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