Our approach and policies
Modern Slavery Act
Modern slavery is a grave violation to human rights. It comprises all forms of contemporary slavery such as forced labour, servitude, human trafficking and the worst forms of child labour. Fresnillo has a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and expects its employees, suppliers and contractors to reject any and all of its forms.
Code of Conduct
Our code of conduct, founded upon our values, is a set of rules and principles that guide our behaviours and actions, including guidance on complying with the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the Mexican General Law of the National Anti-Corruption System.
The Group is committed to acting with integrity and transparency on all tax matters, and complying fully with UK tax law. It does not pursue any aggressive tax planning schemes and pays its taxes as and when they become due.
Bribery and Corruption
Corruption has been recognised by the United Nations as one of the obstacles to effective promotion and protection of human rights. The Fresnillo Group implements anti-bribery and anti-corruption controls, due diligence and ethical training for our people and contractors.
We respect and support human rights, avoid complicity with abuses, address grievances related to our business activities where relevant and we do not tolerate human rights violations committed by our employees, contractors, or public or private security providers acting on our behalf. Along with the laws of Mexico that protect human rights, we have internal policies and practices to protect the human rights of our communities, employees and contractors, and the Fresnillo Plays Fair whistleblowing line to report any concerns. Environmental, livelihood and other community concerns can be reported through our grievance mechanism, or brought to light via our perception studies.
Fresnillo plc values and respects all persons from diverse backgrounds. We consider that encouraging diversity is fundamental and aspire to develop an inclusive culture where our people feel valued and inspired to contribute to their fullest potential. We embrace diversity without limitation, including but not limited to diversity of gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, age, geographical background, nationality and disability.
Fresnillo plc is a company dedicated to exploration, extraction and processing of minerals, committed to preventing pollution, guaranteeing a safe and healthy environment for its personnel, maintaining good relations with neighboring communities, complying with legal and other requirements, improving continuously our productive processes through an integrated management system and oriented to operating in a sustainable way. As one of the principal precious metals companies, we strive to conduct all of its operations in a sustainable way.