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Respecting human rights


Recognising and respecting human rights

We seek to promote a culture that is honest and open and in which our employees feel valued and fairly treated. All our employees are paid a fair wage for the work they do and are entitled to paid holiday and sick leave. Some are also entitled to other benefits, including access to share schemes.

All our employees are compensated with a fair wage and comprehensive benefits and have access to development opportunities both within their role and towards career progression. In many countries we offer our employees free medical healthcare if they need it. We also respect our employees' right to union representation and 38 of our workforce belongs to a union.

Reviewing our approach to managing human rights risks

In 2012, we launched new toolkits for our businesses to help them to manage and mitigate human rights risks. These were based on the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights and specific recommendations from Professor John Ruggie, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Business and Human Rights.

Valuing diversity and equality

SAB Zenzele poster For many years, SAB (Pty) Ltd in South Africa has supported Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) initiatives aimed at growing the economy by including and empowering previously disadvantaged South Africans. More than 78% of SAB (Pty) Ltd's workers are from previously disadvantaged groups and 61% of the company's workers are black. This year in the annual BBBEE verification, SAB achieved 73.11 (2012: 72.9) and is therefore a Level 4 contributor to BBBEE. Through its BBBEE ownership programme, SAB Zenzele, the business has created almost 40,000 shareholders among staff and retailers.

In September 2012, MillerCoors hosted its inaugural African American Forum for 85 employees to promote the development and retention of African American employees at MillerCoors. Through keynote speakers and panel discussions with senior leaders, the forum served to facilitate both personal and career development, to create a sense of community among African American employees and to provide a forum to encourage internal networking among African American employees.

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