UN corporate standards of conduct on tackling discrimination against LGBTI: bringing an LGBTI “lens” to the UNGPs Parallel session 28 November 13:30-14:45 Organized by OHCHR Brief description: This session will feature the recently launched Standards of Conduct for Business on tackling discrimination against LGBTI people. Avon is delighted to announce support for the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. Expressing support for the UN Standards on LGBTI is a continuation of Avon’s longstanding commitment to social progress and freedom of expression – principles that underpin its business and brand proposition. FREE & EQUAL TERMS OF USE & PRIVACY POLICY. © 2020 Reed Smith LLP. We use cookies to ensure our website works properly, and to collect statistics to provide you with the best experience. “We also work to advance LGBT+ rights in our communities worldwide. Avon will ensure that there is no discrimination in recruitment, employment, working conditions, benefits, respect for privacy, or treatment of harassment. The United Nations is calling on companies all over the world – big and small, local and multinational – to help move the dial in the direction of greater equality for LGBTI people. The UN Standards were produced in collaboration with the Institute for Human Rights and Business and build on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Creativity and innovation are unleashed when everyone can flourish. Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward. Winterfeldt represents investment banks and corporate issuers worldwide in securities transactions, The firm is noted for its finance and litigation services, on behalf of commodities, trade, insurance, and shipping clients, Related Professionals: Alan York. PRIVACY POLICY Contact Us. Avon is proud to have been one of the original signatories to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and this commitment to the LGBTI Standards is a natural extension of Avon’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity. Respect human rights of LGBTI workers and community members; Eliminate discrimination against LGBTI employees in the workplace; Not discriminate against LGBTI customers, suppliers, and distributors – and insist their business partners do the same; and. “We are steadfast in our support of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business, a thoughtful framework to tackle discrimination.”. They reflect the input of hundreds of companies across diverse sectors. For more information on the United Nations Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct, please visit unfe.org. UN LGBTI Standards of Conduct: a practical guide for companies 21 October 2019 Share | In 2017 the United Nations Free & Equal Campaign launched their LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business, a landmark document setting out key principles businesses should follow to advance LGBT+ inclusion globally in the workplace and beyond. Fabrice Houdart, United Nations Human Rights Officer and co-author of the Standards said: “It is particularly meaningful to have Avon join the early supporters of these Standards as Avon has always been about inclusion, and this is a natural extension of that practice and philosophy. BY SUBMITTING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ABOVE YOU AGREE TO THE The Estée Lauder Companies is a longtime advocate of LGBTQA equality…, The Estée Lauder Companies Scores 100% on 2019 Corporate Equality Index, This year marks the tenth time ELC has received a perfect score on HRC’s CEI, The Estée Lauder Companies' ELC Announces Support for UN Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business. The Global Compact provides a platform for companies to discuss and implement standards. *I have read the Privacy Policy and agree to its terms. The Standards of Conduct, developed by the United Nations Human Rights Office, are a set of five codes of conduct created in order to protect LGBTI people from discrimination in the workplace and in the communities where they and their business partners operate. Find out more about Nestlé’s work in diversity and inclusion. Of the 69 countries around the world that still criminalize same sex relationships, 32 are in Africa. , the UN Human Rights Office’s five standards of conduct to support the business community in confronting discrimination of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. Violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people cannot be ended by governments alone. Tackling Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, & Intersex People, OHCHR is working in collaboration with the, If your company is interested in becoming a supporter of the UN Standards and adding your name to the list of companies expressing public support, please visit the. Together, we achieve extraordinary outcomes. By expressing support for these Standards, Avon commits to: Avon will develop policies, exercise due diligence, and remediate adverse impacts to ensure they respect human rights of LGBTI people. We want to be a fully inclusive company for LGBTI employees, associates and representatives, and also for our customers and suppliers. Avon is demonstrating a leadership role in fostering greater inclusion of LGBTI people in the many places it does business. Bain uses cookies to improve functionality and performance of this site. By continuing to browse this site, you consent to the use of cookies. The Adecco Group. Our belief is that by delivering smarter and more creative legal services, we will not only enrich our clients’ experiences with us, but also support them in achieving their business goals. A. ABB. The Standards of Conduct, developed by the United Nations Human Rights Office, are a set of five codes of conduct created in order to protect LGBTI people from discrimination in the workplace and in the communities where they and their business partners operate. Today, we take another step in advancing the cause for equality by committing to uphold the United Nations’ Standards of Conduct for Business. The UN’s LGBTI standards serve as important and valuable guidelines that will enable Bain & Company and more than 200 other supporters to be the engines of change, continuing to foster diversity and promote a culture of respect and equality – both in the workplace and in the communities where we operate. In 2017 the United Nations Free & Equal Campaign launched their LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business, a landmark document setting out key principles businesses should follow to advance LGBT+ inclusion globally in the workplace and beyond. The UN Guiding Principles set clear standards for business to respect human rights. At Reed Smith, we work every day to ensure that every member of our team feels comfortable bringing their authentic self into the workplace,” said Alan York, partner and global chair of PRISM (Pride, Respect, and Inclusion Simply Matter), Reed Smith’s LGBT+ Business inclusion Group. When the UN launched their LGBTI standards of conduct for business, it became evident that our knowledge in the area, and that of our partners, could be leveraged to support the implementation of the Standards. Businesses have a key role to play in keeping the momentum for LGBTI equality globally and The Estée Lauder Companies’ support is a strong signal to the industry and beyond,” said Fabrice Houdart, United Nations Human Rights Officer and co-author of the Standards. UN corporate standards of conduct on tackling discrimination against LGBTI: bringing an LGBTI “lens” to the UNGPs Parallel session 28 November 13:30-14:45 Organized by OHCHR Brief description: This session will feature the recently launched Standards of Conduct for Business on tackling discrimination against LGBTI people.