The Ingka Group Policy on Human Rights and Equality is at the heart of our approach. We updated and expanded it in FY21, to be clearer for co-workers on our focus areas and the outcomes we expect to achieve, and to align with international standards.
Potential human rights risks: We have identified a range of potential human rights risks for our industry, including modern slavery and forced labour, low wages, undocumented cash wages, excessive hours, unsafe working conditions, harassment, and threats to freedom of association rights. Human rights risks are integrated into our Ingka Group risk management processes, and our approach is governed by our Sustainability Committee, chaired by our Chief Financial Officer and deputy CEO, Juvencio Maetzu. For more on how we manage risks in our supply chain, see Better Company section.
Key policies: To mitigate human rights risks in our business, we apply our Human Rights Policy and the IKEA Employment Standards. In our supply chain, we monitor compliance with the standards set out in IWAY – the IKEA supplier code of conduct. Our Sustainability Risk & Verification team perform verification activities against our IWAY Standard. Read more in the Better Company section.