Human Rights are inherent to all human beings, without any distinction of nationality, place of residence, sex, origin, ethnicity, color, religion, language or any other condition. We all have the same Human Rights, without any discrimination, which are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. Universality is considered as the cornerstone of Human Rights.
Enel Américas has adopted the Human Rights Policy defined by the Enel Group, which is based on eight principles:
1) Rejection of forced or compulsory labor and child labor;
2) Respect for diversity and non-discrimination;
3) Freedom of association and collective bargaining;
4) Health and safety;
5) Fair and favorable working conditions;
6) Respect the rights of the communities;
7) Integrity - zero tolerance for corruption;
8) Privacy and communications.
In case of detecting a possible breach of the commitments adopted by the Group, any interested party may denounce it through the Ethics Channel.
The Company urges all its employees, contractors, suppliers, communities and business partners to adhere to this Policy. This reflects the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, to “Protect, Respect and Remedy.” This is related to: 1) the duty of the State to protect human rights that may be violated by business practices and / or conduct, including state ones; 2) the responsibility of companies to respect human rights, and therefore, the obligation that they adopt a preventive approach in their activities, avoiding negative impacts that may impact vulnerable people and groups, and 3) access to justice and remedial mechanisms.
Regarding Due Diligence, which according to the Guiding Principles refers to a continuous management system that the company adopts, in order to ensure that human rights are respected and not to contribute to the violation of those rights. This process involves “identifying, preventing, mitigating and being accountable” for the potential negative impacts generated by the company, and that Enel Américas periodically carries out, considering its main stakeholders potentially affected: own workers, contractor workers , suppliers, local and indigenous communities, with a special focus on women, and clients.