Though Bunge does not own farms or plantations, we recognize the possibility of negative human rights impacts in our supply chain and take our responsibility to respect human rights very seriously. As a global company we believe that we can play a positive role in advancing the well-being of our employees, customers, people working in our supply chains and in the communities where we operate.
In 2021, following the move to our One Bunge operating model, we reaffirmed our commitment to advancing our human rights strategy by completing a global human rights scan. This was a crucial first step to better understand the current human rights landscape across our operations and identify areas where new analysis, policies or further intervention would be valuable, including but not limited to child labor, modern slavery and forced labor and land rights.
We also established a new global human rights team, embedded within our sustainability function and dedicated to intensifying our strategy to embed respect for human rights throughout our operations and global supply chains. In 2022, our global human rights team partnered with BSR to take forward the insights from the human rights scan and begin further work, including the development and implementation of new policies and procedures, enhancing our understanding of our salient human rights risks, and deepening work on impact assessment tools and due diligence programs.
Year of Bunge's New Human Rights Policy