Focusing on Human Rights and Labour Standards

Human rights embody our society's fundamental principles, such as fairness, freedom, and respect. They serve as a crucial form of protection for all of us, especially for individuals who might experience prejudice and exclusion because of their differences. Most importantly, human rights empower us and allow us to speak out against abuse. At Behn Meyer, we uphold values of trust, integrity, and respect for one another.

We also understand that in order to create a sustainable workforce, it is important for us to care for our people. Behn Meyer prioritise investing in the development and well-being of our workforce to build current and future capacity that can create value for the business, stakeholders, and the communities we serve.

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Human Rights

As a responsible transnational business, Behn Meyer respects the fundamental rights of all, regardless of whether they are the company’s employees or external parties. Across all countries of operation, labour laws are adhered to without exception.

An important aspect of Behn Meyer’s Code of Conduct is the Social Accountability Declaration. The company subscribes to the philosophy that discrimination based on race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, philosophy, political or union membership, disability, age, or sexual orientation will not be tolerated.

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Occupational Health & Safety

The occupational health and safety of Behn Meyer employees is a top priority for the company. As a baseline, Behn Meyer ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. We also implement health and safety policies specific to activities at each of our locations.

In ensuring that all these policies are adhered to, an SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality) team functions under each country’s leadership. Each local SHEQ manager and their team ensure all employees and subcontractors observe the laws, regulations, and internal policies on-site. Also, the SHEQ teams develop vigilance-related guidelines and training programmes. These are used to educate technical and production staff on keeping themselves and their colleagues safe.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Behn Meyer is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and talented workforce. In all areas of the company’s work, a fair and equitable workplace should be provided for all employees at all times regardless of their gender, backgrounds or beliefs. Behn Meyer treats employees fairly, provides equal access to opportunities, encourages teamwork and collaboration, promotes the integration of senior employees, focuses on developing innovation in the workforce, advocates organisational flexibility, and has collaborative conflict resolution processes in place.

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Discrimination & Harassment

By putting these standards into practice, we include our people in the ongoing discussions about how we conduct our business and how we can make Behn Meyer a safer place to work.

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Community Impact

Being a company with a strong sense of social mission, Behn Meyer has long understood the importance of collaborating closely with the communities around us. In 1952, the Behn Meyer Foundation was established. Every year, Behn Meyer sets aside a portion of the company’s annual net income to provide various benefits and scholarships for eligible employees and their children, thereby supporting and incentivising excellence and achievement among our employees. To benefit our communities, we also provide scholarships to well-deserving youth and actively organise CSR and disaster relief initiatives.

Learn more about the following our initiatives: