Labor

Healthy, safe, and legal

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Bunge’s global labor policy commits us to maintaining a healthy and safe work environment.

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Our operations and employees must comply with all applicable local laws, rules and regulations.

Bunge’s global labor policy commits us to maintaining a healthy and safe work environment.

Our operations and employees must comply with all applicable local laws, rules and regulations.

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Forced labor

We will not use forced labor in any form. This includes prison labor, indentured labor and bonded labor.

Child labor

We will only hire employees who meet local minimum-age requirements and will not under any circumstances employ workers under 14. Apprentice and similar programs must comply with all applicable local laws and regulations.

Harassment and abuse

In a Bunge workplace people are treated with dignity and respect. We will not tolerate any form of harassment or abuse.

Nondiscrimination

Employment at Bunge will be based on job-related qualifications and skills.

Health and safety

We will maintain a safe and healthy work environment that complies with all applicable local laws and regulations. Our employees will abide by Bunge’s global safety policies.

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Freedom of association and right to collective bargaining

We will respect these rights.

Wages, benefits and work hours

We will comply with all wage and compensation requirements as defined under applicable local laws and regulations for regular work, overtime, maximum hours and other elements of compensation and employee benefits. Employees shall, on a regularly scheduled basis, be entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period, except as required to meet urgent business needs.

Environment

We will comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules and regulations. Our employees will also comply with Bunge’s global environmental policy.

Supplier relationships

We require that our suppliers’ operations, and those of their subcontractors and suppliers, comply with Bunge’s global labor policy. In addition, any housing that they, their subcontractors or suppliers provide for their employees must be safe and healthy.

Forced labor

We will not use forced labor in any form. This includes prison labor, indentured labor and bonded labor.

Child labor

We will only hire employees who meet local minimum-age requirements and will not under any circumstances employ workers under 14. Apprentice and similar programs must comply with all applicable local laws and regulations.

Harassment and abuse

In a Bunge workplace people are treated with dignity and respect. We will not tolerate any form of harassment or abuse.

Nondiscrimination

Employment at Bunge will be based on job-related qualifications and skills.

Health and safety

We will maintain a safe and healthy work environment that complies with all applicable local laws and regulations. Our employees will abide by Bunge’s global safety policies.

Freedom of association and right to collective bargaining

We will respect these rights.

Wages, benefits and work hours

We will comply with all wage and compensation requirements as defined under applicable local laws and regulations for regular work, overtime, maximum hours and other elements of compensation and employee benefits. Employees shall, on a regularly scheduled basis, be entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period, except as required to meet urgent business needs.

Environment

We will comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules and regulations. Our employees will also comply with Bunge’s global environmental policy.

Supplier relationships

We require that our suppliers’ operations, and those of their subcontractors and suppliers, comply with Bunge’s global labor policy. In addition, any housing that they, their subcontractors or suppliers provide for their employees must be safe and healthy.

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Farm Labor in Brazil

Sugarcane

Bunge owns and operates eight sugarcane mills in Brazil, and we own and lease farmland on which sugarcane is cultivated and harvested. Three of Bunge's sugarcane mills are certified by Bonsucro®.

Bunge complies with Brazilian Regulatory Standard 31 – "Worker Safety and Health in Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Logging and Aquaculture" – which sets minimum standards for labor conditions for agricultural workers. All Bunge employees and contract workers must be at least 18 years of age, and there is at least one work-safety technician on staff for every 100 employees. Our facilities and employee lodgings have bedrooms, bathrooms, leisure areas and dining facilities. All employees and contract workers at Bunge's sugar plantations have private health insurance.

Third Party Suppliers

Bunge sources agricultural commodities from thousands of farms throughout Brazil. In our contracts with agricultural suppliers, we require their legal compliance, including adherence to all applicable labor and environmental laws, and insist on the fair treatment of employees.

We are a signatory of the National Slave Work Eradication Pact developed by the Ethos Institute and the International Labour Organization (ILO) and endorsed by the Brazilian government, civil society and other companies.

We cross-reference our agricultural suppliers against the Brazilian government's list of farms that have been found to commit labor abuses and exclude these farms from our supply chain.