HUMAN RIGHTS, ETHICS & CORRUPTION
We build trust by laying solid foundations
WBHO also subscribes to the fundamental principles of human rights enshrined in the South African Constitution, the South African Bill of Rights and the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The policies and practices of the group are aligned with these principles and the organisation upholds the rights of all people to be treated with dignity and in a culturally appropriate manner. WBHO advocates the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour and the employment of children younger than 18 years of age. Processes are in place to ensure that any breaches of human rights can be reported and investigated.
Our ethical standards and practices are encouraged and promoted through anti-bribery and corruption policy, anti-competitive practices policy and our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct describes a clear set of values, policies and procedures and applies to all WBHO employees. It covers a wide range of ethics and corruption-related topics including theft, fraud, conflicts of interest and whistle blowing. A whistle-blowing protection policy is also in place to protect the rights of employees seeking to do the right thing. In addition, WBHO has in place an independent tip-off line (email@example.com) should employees or any other person prefer to report irregularities anonymously.