Our people are our most valuable asset and we believe that respect for human rights and compliance with relevant laws are fundamental to the success and healthy operation of our organisation.
Whilst carrying out our business activities, we aim to prevent, identify and address negative impacts on human rights.
We will actively seek out opportunities to promote and support human rights, including the rights of children.
We are guided in our approach by international standards and principles including the International Bill of Human Rights, the UN's Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the Children’s Rights and Business Principles.
We are in the process of applying to become members of the United Nations’ Global Compact.
This policy statement shows how human rights are relevant to our business and the steps we take to protect those rights.
Ways in which Human Rights are relevant to Hello Starling
We've already said that we see our colleagues as our most valuable asset therefore it's important that we respect the human rights of those colleagues. We respect our colleague's human rights irrespective of their employment status.
When we recruit, we do so on the basis of qualifications, merit and diversity.
We treat all of our colleagues without discrimination. The colour of someone's skin, their sexual orientation, their gender identity and gender expression, their age or disabilities, will not prevent someone from enjoying a successful and rewarding career with our organisation.
We recognise the rights of our colleagues to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
We will not tolerate any form of harassment or any form of forced, compulsory or child labour.
As a media planning and buying agency, we work with hundreds of suppliers. These suppliers provide us with goods and services that range from centralised supplies such as company mobile phones, stationery and professional services to the media owners with who we buy advertising space on behalf of our clients.
We expect our suppliers to respect not just the human rights of their own employees and suppliers but to respect our colleague's and clients' human rights too.
Work undertaken on behalf of clients
We will not undertake work designed to mislead on human rights issues. If we become aware of a request to undertake this type of work, we will work with our clients on helping them understand human rights issues and encourage them to comply with policies relating to human rights in advertising and communications.
Our Human Rights Policy
- We will comply with all relevant laws and support international human rights standards.
- Our policies and procedures will reflect our commitment to human rights.
- We will take steps to identify, prevent or address human rights impacts.
- We will regularly review and update our approach to human rights.