Human Rights //
We are committed to respecting the human rights of people related to, or affected by, our operations and we treat everyone we come into contact with – our employees, contractors, local communities and host governments – with dignity and respect. We foster a work environment free from discrimination against gender, race, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or political/religious beliefs, and we do not tolerate any form of harassment. Employees are encouraged to speak out if a co-worker’s conduct makes them uncomfortable, and to report harassment or discrimination if it occurs.
In 2016 there were no reported incidents of discrimination. During the calendar year there was one reported case of sexual harassment by an employee. The incident was investigated by the human resources department and the harasser (also an employee) was dismissed.
Child labour exists as a general country risk within Mexico, however Endeavour has strict proof of age policies and hiring procedures in place at all sites, preventing anyone under the legal working age of 18 from obtaining employment. This proof of age requirement extends to our contractors through our Contracting Services and Working with Third Parties Protocol, which specifies that no contractor will employ persons under the working age permitted by law. Additionally, local prevailing attitudes are not supportive of under-aged persons working in industrial positions. There were no reported incidents of child labour practices at any of our operations in 2016.
Endeavour fully supports freedom of association and collective bargaining and has no operations in which the right to exercise these labour rights may be at risk.