Enhancing the strength and effectiveness of our internal governance is a key objective outlined in our recently devised Sustainability Roadmap. As part of this initiative, we recognise the significance of implementing policies that address material topics such as Human Rights.These policies serve as crucial governance documents, enabling us to articulate our stance on these issues and provide clarity on our management approach for both internal and external stakeholders.
The organisation has successfully implemented a comprehensive Code of Ethics to guide the conduct of its employees. Additionally, the company has established Ethics Committee and a Grievance Committee, which includes provisions for addressing discrimination and harassment concerns. To further mitigate risks, the company has introduced a Fraud Risk Policy and an Appeal Committee. Notably, the HR Department maintains a risk register that encompasses potential human rights risks.
Furthermore, the employee contract at our organisation covers various Human Rights related topics, including the following:
Probation period: The contract specifies the duration and terms of the probationary period for new employees.
Employee Salary and allowances: The contract outlines the details of the employee’s salary and any additional
allowances they are entitled to.
Holidays: The contract includes provisions regarding the employee’s annual leave, public holidays, and any other authorised time off.
End of contract requirements: The contract outlines the procedures and obligations for both parties upon the termination or completion of the employment contract.
Training: The contract may include provisions regarding training opportunities and requirements for employee development.
Air tickets (once a year): The contract may stipulate provisions for providing air tickets to employees for travel purposes, typically on an annual basis.
It is important to note that the Ministry of Interior Qatar sets the minimum age for Employment Visa at 18, ensuring compliance with regulations related to the employment of individuals in the country.
Additionally, we have commenced work on developing a comprehensive Human Rights policy, which will outline our principles, values, and guidelines pertaining to Human Rights, ensuring that our operations uphold the highest standards in this regard.
The forthcoming Human Rights policy will encompass various aspects, including the promotion of fair labour practices, nondiscrimination, and the prevention of forced labour and child exploitation. It will establish a framework for identifying, assessing, and addressing potential Human Rights risks throughout our operations.