Principle 1-ÔÇťBusinesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed
Here at Telef├│nica we fully support the framework approved by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2008 for better management of the challenges faced by businesses and Human Rights. For that reason, we ensure our corporate responsibility with regard to the same with proactive work throughout our value chain and area of infl uence.
Principle 2- “Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses”
For this reason Telef├│nica is working every day to ensure that none of our companies are complicit in any breaches of human rights, whether directly with our employees, customers or communities, or indirectly through our providers.
Principle 3- "Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining"
Telef├│nica is working to ensure that all its workers - both direct and indirect - are able to form or join the union of their choice, without threat of reprisals or intimidation, in accordance with the local legislation of the countries in which they are operating.
Principle 5- "The effective abolition of child labour"
Telef├│nica acts on three fronts to make a signifi cant contribution to the eradication of child labour in the countries in which we are present: through its own internal regulations, through the responsible management of the supply chain and through Fundaci├│n Telef├│nicaÔÇÖs Proni├▒o and EducaRed programmes.
Principle 7- "Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges"
Telef├│nica gives appropriate answers to global problems, such as mitigation or adapting to climate change through our products and services. We work hard in the appropriate identifi cation of environmental risks in our operations, contributing in a sectorial and global way.
Principle 8- "Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility"
Telef├│nica works with local teams trained and committed to environmental objectives and Climatic Change and Energy Effi ciency. We manage the environmental responsibility of all the business lines in an effi cient way.
Principle 9- "Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies"
Telef├│nica identifi es and develops products and services that generate energy effi ciency and reduction of CO2 emissions of our customers. We have a series of ÔÇťgreenÔÇŁ services in the markets in which we operate, thanks to the work in areas of business and innovation.
Principle 10- "Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery"
Telef├│nica is also aware of the high cost of corruption, as well as the medium to longer-term opportunities which will open up to companies with a strong anti-corruption strategy. Accordingly, we have developed a series of elements which represent a robust and totally intransigent control system.