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Human Rights in Prysmian Group


We are global leaders in the cables industry operating across the globe, in many different countries and with many different communities. We believe that safeguarding the dignity, freedom and equality of all human beings is at the heart of who we are as a company. We reject discrimination of any kind and all illegal acts  and activities, such as corruption, and forced or child labour, and support the full realization of socio-economic development.

The Group Human Rights Policy applies to Prysmian Group's physical and legal boundaries in terms of business activities and operations carried out by the workers of Prysmian S.p.A. and its subsidiaries. The Policy also applies for those workers who are independent contractors working in Prysmian Group venues and plants.

In addition, the Group encourages all suppliers it works with to adopt the Policy as expressed in Prysmian Group's Code of Business Conduct.

We seek ways to honor the principles of internationally recognized human rights, even when faced with conflicting requirements.
We aim to ensure that we are not, directly or indirectly, in any way complicit in human rights abuses.

Prysmian commitment is inspired by internationally recognized standards related to human rights:

  1. The International Bill of Human Rights;
  2. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
  3. The International Labor Organization's (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its conventions;
  4. The United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework, developed by the United Nations Human Rights Council;  
  5. OCSE Children's rights and Business principles;
  6. SA8000 Guidelines;
  7. OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises;
  8. The United Nations Global Compact;
  9. ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy;   
  10. UK Modern Slavery Act;
  11. UNICEF and The Danish Institute for Human Rights, Children's Rights in Impact Assessments, December;
  12. Amnesty International — Italian chapter, Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti Umani;
  13. CSR Europe Assessing the effectiveness of company grievance mechanisms;
  14. European Commission, ICT Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.