Human rights


Wherever we operate, certain principles consistently apply to Imperial’s relationships with its employees, contractors and those in the community. Imperial does not tolerate violations to human rights in any form in our business and our Standards of Business Conduct and other associated policies provide a framework for responsible operations. Our policies and processes are consistent with the spirit and intent of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, including:

  • Freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour
  • Effective abolition of child labour
  • Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Additional details can be found on Imperial’s statement on labour and the workplace.

In addition, we believe Indigenous reconciliation is the responsibility of all Canadians, including businesses. Imperial’s commitment to positive and progressive Indigenous relations is supported by our guiding principles and our four Indigenous pillars of engagement, focused on consultation, workforce development, business development and community relations. Our consultation efforts are reflective of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Imperial’s operations are located in Canada where the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and provincial human rights legislation protects Canadians’ rights to be treated equally under the law.

Access to remedy

We help provide effective, accessible and culturally appropriate channels for individuals or communities to raise concerns through our community and operations-level grievance management processes, as well as our complaint procedures and open-door communication for employees.

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