Human Rights Policy

Human Rights Policy

Introduction

Vertex Next is committed to respecting human rights in all our business operations. This policy outlines our core principles and approach to upholding human rights within our company, supply chain, and the communities we operate in.

Scope

This policy applies to all employees, directors, officers, contractors, and temporary workers of Vertex Next. It also extends to our business partners and suppliers.

Our Commitment to Human Rights

Vertex Next is guided by the following principles:

  • Respect for Human Dignity: We treat all individuals with respect and dignity, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic under UAE law.
  • Non-discrimination: We are committed to providing equal opportunities in recruitment, employment, training, and promotion. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.
  • Fair Labor Practices: We uphold fair labor practices throughout our operations. This includes compliance with all UAE labor laws, including minimum wage, working hours, overtime pay, and leave entitlements. We prohibit child labor and forced labor of any kind.
  • Health and Safety: We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. We will identify and mitigate potential hazards and implement proper safety procedures.
  • Freedom of Association: We respect the right of employees to form or join labor unions and engage in collective bargaining.
  • Privacy: We respect the privacy of our employees and business partners. We collect and use personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Implementation

  • Training: We will provide training to employees on human rights principles and our company policy.
  • Grievance Mechanism: We will establish clear and accessible grievance procedures for employees to report any concerns about human rights violations.
  • Supply Chain Management: We will encourage our suppliers to adopt responsible business practices that respect human rights.
  • Monitoring and Reporting: We will regularly monitor our compliance with this policy and report on our progress publicly.

Remediation

Vertex Next is committed to taking all reasonable steps to prevent human rights violations within our company and supply chain.  If a violation is identified, we will take appropriate corrective action, which may include disciplinary measures, termination of contracts, or ending business relationships.

External Resources

This policy is based on the following resources:

  • UAE Constitution
  • UAE Labor Law
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Core Labour Standards [link to ILO core labor standards ON International Labour Organization ilo.org]

Contact

For any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact the Human Resources department or the designated Human Rights Officer.

Review

This policy will be reviewed periodically and updated as needed to reflect changes in legislation, best practices, and the company’s operations. at ¬†info@vertexnext.com