Statement on Human Rights
Human Rights Policy
Respect for human rights is a core principle for Crowley and the communities in which we operate. In our Company we are committed to ensuring that people are treated with dignity and respect.
Crowley’s Human Rights Policy is guided by the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
This Human Rights Policy applies to all of Crowley – all employees, entities and facilities which are owned, controlled, or managed by the Company. The Company is committed to upholding the principles in this Policy. Our Code of Conduct for Contractors and Suppliers applies to our suppliers and aligns with the expectations and commitments of this Policy.
Respect for Human Rights
Crowley respects human rights and complies with all applicable laws. We are committed to identifying and preventing any adverse human rights impacts in relation to our business activities through human rights due diligence and preventive compliance processes. The Company’s customers, suppliers, contractors and business partners are required to share this commitment as a condition of working with Crowley.
Community and Stakeholder Engagement
Operating with integrity and respect for all Crowley employees, customers and stakeholders has been a priority since our founding in 1892. We recognize our impact on the communities in which we operate. We are committed to engaging with stakeholders in those communities to ensure that we
listen to, learn from and take into account their views as we conduct our business. We are committed to engaging in dialogue with stakeholders on human rights issues related to our business. We are also committed to creating economic opportunity and fostering goodwill in the communities in which we operate through locally relevant initiatives.
We value the diversity of our people and the contributions they make. We have a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity and do not tolerate discrimination or harassment. We are dedicated to maintaining workplaces that are free from discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. Any form of discrimination based on these legally protected classes is strictly forbidden.
The basis for recruitment, hiring, placement, training, compensation and advancement at the Company is qualification, performance, skills and experience. We are committed to advancing equality and equal remuneration. Our goal is to foster a culture that is honest to our values – one that attracts the best talent,
champions diversity of experiences and inclusion of perspectives while encouraging innovation. We want our teams to bring great ideas to help fulfill our mission of enriching people’s lives through innovative solutions done right. The Company does not tolerate disrespectful or inappropriate behavior, unfair treatment or retaliation of any kind. Harassment is unacceptable in the workplace and in any work-related circumstance outside the workplace. These principles apply not only to Company employees but also to the business partners with whom we work.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
We respect our employees’ right to form, join, or not to join a labor union without fear of reprisal, intimidation or harassment. Where employees are represented by a legally recognized union, we are committed to establishing a constructive dialogue with their freely chosen representatives. We are committed to bargaining in good faith with such representatives.
Safe and Healthy Workplace
We provide a safe and healthy workplace and comply with applicable safety and health laws, regulations and internal requirements. We are dedicated to maintaining a productive workplace by minimizing the risk of accidents, injury and exposure to health risks. We are committed to engaging with our employees to continually improve health and safety in our workplaces, including the identification of hazards and remediation of health and safety issues.
We are committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from violence, harassment, intimidation and other unsafe or disruptive conditions due to internal and external threats. Security safeguards for employees are provided as needed and will be maintained with respect for employee privacy and dignity.
Slavery, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking
We prohibit the holding of any person in slavery or servitude, the use of all forms of forced, bonded or compulsory labor and any engagement in human trafficking in connection with Crowley’s business.
We comply with all federal, state, and local child labor laws regarding the hiring of and work conditions for individuals who are under 18 years of age.
Work Hours, Wages and Benefits
We compensate employees competitively relative to the industry and local labor market. We operate in full compliance with applicable wage, work hours, overtime and benefits laws, and any similar requirements in our collective bargaining agreements.
Safeguarding the environment is a key element of Crowley’s culture, and the Company is committed to being a good steward of the environment. This commitment to environmental protection extends beyond regulatory compliance. The Company actively engages in efforts to prevent pollution and continuously strives to understand how its work may impact the environment and what is needed to minimize those impacts.
Protecting the environment requires the ongoing vigilance of all employees and agents of the Company. All facilities are operated in accordance with applicable environmental regulations and in a manner that conserves energy and natural resources and protects the environment as we continue to implement new technology in our quest to be good environmental stewards.
Reporting Guidance for Employees
We are committed to creating workplaces in which open and honest communication among all employees is valued and respected. If you have questions about this Policy or if you would like to report a potential violation of this Policy, you may ask questions or report potential violations to local management, the People & Culture Department, the Internal Audit, Compliance & Ethics Department, or the Legal Department. Alternatively, you can choose to report any potential violations of this policy by using Crowley’s Ethics Hotline (1-888-371-4682 or EthicsPoint.com) which will, if desired, allow you to report your concerns anonymously. Crowley is committed to investigating, addressing and responding to the concerns of employees and to taking appropriate corrective action in response to any violation.
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