Freedom of association and collective bargaining: HR5

  • HR5 Operations and significant suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights.

    The board regards labour relations issues as important in the context of upholding human rights. The board’s social, ethics and transformation committee is required by the South African Companies Act to deal with and monitor, among others, issues of human rights as they pertain to labour relations.

    Collective labour relations are constructively managed based on the principle of freedom of association. Employees may associate or not with representative organisations and trade unions. There are no operations where the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining is at significant risk. There were no violations of freedom of association and collective bargaining during the year.

    By representing leading global OEM’s and brands, Barloworld participates in supply chains that conform to norms and regulations and aspire to the highest standards. The group has not identified any significant suppliers or service providers, as material risks of violating such rights. If a non-conforming supplier was identified, appropriate action would be taken given the circumstances.