Human Rights

Our Group Human Rights Policy outlines our commitment to respecting human rights and avoiding human rights harm wherever we operate. We are committed to adhering to internationally recognised human rights norms and principles to ensure dignity and equality for all our employees, customers, communities and suppliers. We reject any form of slavery, including forced or child labour, and take active measures to prevent our involvement in human rights harm through our supply chain relationships. 

Read our Group Human Rights Policy

We are guided by internationally recognised human rights standards and guiding principles, including:

  • International Bill of Human Rights which consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;
  • the International Labour Organisation’s eight fundamental Conventions; and
  • the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

QBE is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. We continue to integrate the Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption across our strategy, culture and day-to-day operations. We continue to publish our annual Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.

Our annual Sustainability Report provides further information on our approach to human rights.

Useful resources

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements

2019


2018

Modern Slavery Risk & Compliance Standard Summary