Verta Golf is committed to upholding and promoting the principles of human rights as outlined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Ruggie Principles). As a responsible corporate citizen, Verta Golf recognizes the importance of respecting and safeguarding human rights in all aspects of its operations and interactions.
1. Commitment to Human Rights:
Verta Golf affirms its commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights as enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We recognize the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.
2. Implementation of Ruggie Principles:
Verta Golf acknowledges the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Ruggie Principles) and is committed to integrating these principles into our business practices. We will strive to avoid infringing on the human rights of individuals and communities, and, where possible, seek to contribute to the advancement of human rights.
Verta Golf prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, and compensation, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
4. Labour Rights:
Verta Golf is committed to providing fair wages, safe working conditions, and respecting the rights of workers to organize and engage in collective bargaining. We will not tolerate any form of forced labor or child labor within our supply chain or operations.
5. Environmental Responsibility:
Verta Golf recognizes the interconnection between human rights and environmental sustainability. We commit to conducting our business in an environmentally responsible manner, taking into consideration the potential impacts on the communities and ecosystems in which we operate.
6. Stakeholder Engagement:
Verta Golf values open and transparent communication with its stakeholders. We will engage with communities, employees, customers, and other relevant parties to understand and address any human rights concerns related to our business activities.
7. Due Diligence:
Verta Golf will conduct regular human rights impact assessments to identify, prevent, and mitigate any adverse human rights impacts associated with our operations, products, or services. This includes evaluating the human rights records of our suppliers and business partners.
8. Grievance Mechanism:
Verta Golf will establish an accessible and effective grievance mechanism to address human rights concerns raised by employees, customers, or other stakeholders. We are committed to investigating and addressing grievances promptly and transparently.
Date: 23rd November 2023
Adam Calvert, Founder