Human Rights

Respecting and promoting universal standards in our operations and supply chains

Though Bunge does not own farms or plantations, we recognize the possibility of negative human rights impacts in our supply chain and take our responsibility to respect human rights very seriously. As a global company we believe that we can play a positive role in advancing the well-being of our employees, customers, people working in our supply chains and in the communities where we operate. 

Advancing our Human Rights Strategy

In 2021, following the move to our One Bunge operating model, we reaffirmed our commitment to advancing our human rights strategy by completing a global human rights scan. This was a crucial first step to better understand the current human rights landscape across our operations and identify areas where new analysis, policies or further intervention would be valuable, including but not limited to child labor, modern slavery and forced labor and land rights.

We also established a new global human rights team, embedded within our sustainability function and dedicated to intensifying our strategy to embed respect for human rights throughout our operations and global supply chains. In 2022, our global human rights team partnered with BSR to take forward the insights from the human rights scan and begin further work, including the development and implementation of new policies and procedures, enhancing our understanding of our salient human rights risks, and deepening work on impact assessment tools and due diligence programs.

 

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2023

Year of Bunge's New Human Rights Policy

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Human Rights Policy

Our policy was developed in a consultative manner and includes feedback received from dialogue with internal and external stakeholders. Our policy makes clear our commitment to respecting human rights consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, International Bill of Human Rights, and ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Our Human Rights Policy builds on and replaces our Global Labor Policy.
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Code of Conduct

Although Bunge does not own farms or plantations, the possibility of human rights violations in our supply chain is taken very seriously. Bunge expects our all supply chain and business partners to adhere to the principles in its Code of Conduct, including the commitment to uphold human rights, to treat their employees with dignity and respect and to comply with applicable employment laws.

Modern Slavery Statements

We have made progress addressing modern slavery risks over the last year and remain committed to continually improving our policies and practices relating to modern slavery going forward.

2023 Modern Slavery Statement

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2024 Modern Slavery Statement

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