With the philosophy of 'doing the right thing', the Tata Group has been a pioneer in providing several labour and employee welfare benefits throughout its 150 years of existence. Tata Companies operate across multiple geographies and sectors, and touch the lives of a multitude of stakeholders. The increasing complexity of business activities may put companies in situations that have the potential to adversely impact human rights, in dissonance with our core values. Therefore, identifying human rights risks, addressing these risks, and providing a remedy when required, warrants an institutional approach.
THE KEY PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN RIGHTS
We are all equally
entitled to our human
They should not be
taken away, except in
and only post due
They are Indivisible
One set of rights
cannot be enjoyed
fully without the
other and the denial
of one right invariably
of other rights
They are Equal and
Every individual irrespective of nationality, gender, race, etc., enjoys the same rights
There are both -
Rights and Obligations
While we are entitled
to our human rights,
we are obligated to
respect the human
rights of others
The Indian Constitution enjoins Fundamental Rights upon every citizen subject to reasonable
restrictions that may be enacted by the State. Further, by the 42nd Amendment of the Indian
Constitution, citizens are also obligated about their Fundamental Duties.
A structured approach to Business and Human Rights (BHR) began within Tata group in 2019 with the constitution of the working group on
Business and Human Rights. The working group developed a framework for BHR and released a BHR policy document as well as BHR Guidelines for Group companies in 2021.
At the Tata Sustainability Group, we are supporting the Group companies in developing and deploying BHR Guidelines, Policy and
Framework through our advisory services and knowledge products.
Business And Human Rights
Several Tata Companies have constituted governance mechanism and adopted the BHR policy.
Tata e-orientation on Business and Human Rights
We believe that customized learning content can sensitise our employees on business and human rights issues. Towards this end, we are
collaborating with reputed partners to create awareness and build capacity on business and human rights. We have also developed an
intensive and interactive e-orientation module on BHR for Group employees.