Protecting Human Rights Across Our Supply Chain

Protecting Human Rights Across Our Supply Chain

By Debra McLaughlin, Symantec Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 2:15pm


As human beings all of us have basic human rights that respect the dignity and integrity of us as individuals. These human rights are fundamental principles that, if respected, ensure we can live a life of dignity, free from deprivation and abuse, free to participate in their community, and freely able to express their beliefs.

Unfortunately, in many places around the world, human rights are not respected or upheld, due to a variety of factors including business and economic pressure, corruption, poverty and more.

As a global company committed to positive social impact, Symantec is committed to respecting human rights wherever we do business around the globe. We believe in the importance of upholding human rights, including in our supply chain, for many reasons, including:

  • Human rights principles are aligned with our company’s values, and we have always conducted business according to the highest levels of ethics and integrity
  • Adherence to human rights is ethically the right thing and our employees take pride in working for an ethical company

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