At BNY Mellon, we consider human dignity paramount, and we work to preserve human rights throughout our company and our supply chain. Our actions are guided by our human rights statement and we apply these principles to everyone we do business with inclusive of our employees, suppliers, clients, communities and other stakeholders.
Beyond our own workplace and our supply chain, we also look for ways to contribute to human rights solutions throughout the world, serving as a positive influence for the protection of human rights.
BNY Mellon is committed to the protection and preservation of human rights around the world.
Our commitment to human rights is embedded in the culture and values that define our company and is reflected in our policies and actions toward our employees, suppliers, clients and the communities and countries where we do business.
We strive to create an environment of respect for all individuals. We do not tolerate corruption, discrimination, harassment or forced or child labor in any form.
We are committed to an inclusive, safe and ethical workplace as demonstrated within our Code of Conduct, Equal Employment Opportunity Statements, and our other human resources policies. Our human resources policies require compliance with local laws concerning employment and individuals' rights in every country in which we operate.
We work with our communities and our suppliers to encourage cultural, economic and social development.
We believe that, through our actions, we can be a constructive influence for human rights.
BNY Mellon's success depends on the talent, skills and commitment of all its employees working in an environment where every person is treated with fairness, dignity and respect. Read a letter from our Chairman and CEO (PDF - 66KB) on our steadfast commitment to workplace rights. For our specific policies see the following pages:
We recognize that the manner in which our suppliers address human rights issues and risks in their own operations is also vitally important. We use information obtained in the procurement process to support supplier selection. Additionally, in 2012, we added a human rights clause to our Master Agreement template presented to all potential new vendors.