This policy presents our company’s commitment to human rights within the organization and supply chains.
This policy applies to SCIH Salt Holdings Inc. and its related companies (collectively, the “Company”), as well as the Company’s directors, officers and employees. We also expect our suppliers and business partners to adopt the principles set out in this policy and may encourage them to adopt similar policies within their own companies.
The Company is guided by its Values (Integrity, Empowerment, Excellence, Teamwork and Agility), and integral to our Values is a fundamental respect for human rights. The Company is committed to promoting and practicing business in a way that upholds and demonstrates this respect, which includes, in part, creating a safe and inclusive organization where everyone is treated with dignity. The Company is committed to ensuring that its actions are aligned with these commitments.
Our approach to human rights is guided by standards and regulations established by the United States Department of Labor and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We also recognize and comply with related laws in the local jurisdictions where we do business.
Our commitment to human rights begins with maintaining healthy environments within the workplace. We believe that being a responsible corporate citizen includes making sure that our offices and facilities comply with all applicable health, safety and environmental laws and regulations. We also have procedures in place to ensure the safety of our employees and visitors, as well as to protect the integrity of our operations.
The Company also prohibits harassment, coercion or intimidation of employees in their workplace. This includes words or actions based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, origin, gender identity, age, physical disability and other characteristics or conditions protected by law.
As we increase our activity, we aim to attract and retain a diverse team of employees who have the necessary skills to carry out the Company’s varied activities. To this end, the Company offers equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, origin, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or situations related to public assistance. We believe in providing fair and equitable wages and, at a minimum, complying with all applicable laws regarding compensation, working hours, overtime and benefits. Employing child labor, permitting forced labor and engaging in human trafficking are also strictly prohibited.
The Company recognizes employees as individuals with individual interests, abilities and values. We work directly with employees and encourage an atmosphere of open and honest communication, without fear of retaliation, intimidation or harassment. We also respect the laws regarding freedom of association and employees’ rights related to collective bargaining, and we are committed to negotiating in good faith when represented by legally recognized unions or workers’ associations.
In addition to this policy, our suppliers are expected (if not required) to comply with our Code of Conduct for Suppliers. The principles and commitments contained in our Supplier Code of Conduct further underline the Company’s expectation that its suppliers conduct business with the same high degree of integrity and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
Employees have an obligation to report any known or suspected violations of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (our “Code of Conduct”) and Company policies to a manager, supervisor, HR representative, in-house counsel or the Company’s Compliance Hotline. Reports made through the Compliance Hotline may be anonymous, as permitted by local law. The Company prohibits any retaliation (such as dismissal) against anyone who, in good faith, reports activities or behavior that they believe to be illegal, unethical or in violation of our policies, regardless of whether or not the report is proven to be correct or results in corrective action.
Our Code of Conduct can be found on our intranet portal (Salt Center) and on our Company websites, and is available by contacting our Human Resources or Legal Departments.
The Company takes a holistic approach to human rights, and various principles and commitments set out in this policy are considered or incorporated into other Company policies. Other Company policies that protect or address human rights include, but are not limited to:
The Human Resources Department is responsible for administering this policy. Any questions relating to this policy should be directed to the Company’s Human Resources representatives and local representatives.
This policy may be amended, modified or withdrawn, in whole or in part, by the Company at any time, at its sole discretion and without prior notice. This policy does not replace, supplement or modify the terms of any collective bargaining agreement.
Effective date: 1 de setembro de 2023.