Human Rights

As a leader in emerging markets, Agility takes its commitments to setting and enforcing a high standard for the protection of human rights seriously. We believe that fair labor principles are an important foundation for global commerce.
  • Fair Labor Employee Training Video

    Agility trains prospective and new employees on their rights at Agility. Watch the video to find out more about our human rights promise to employees.
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  • Modern Slavery

    The United Nations calls modern slavery – human trafficking, child labor and debt labor – the world’s second-largest criminal industry.
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  • Fair Labor

    Agility’s fair labor program in the Middle East was a groundbreaking initiative more than 10 years ago and has helped drive worker protections worldwide.
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Agility started implementing a robust fair labor program more than a decade ago, with a strong focus on setting high standards on human rights compliance, management training, and ongoing awareness building with employees to ensure that they know their rights and how to exercise them. Agility has also committed to third-party human rights audits for all emerging markets operations.
See Agility's Global Human Rights Policy

Our 2025 Fair Labor Goals

100% of countries undertake human rights risks self assessments
100% of employees trained on human rights
100% of largest emerging market operations are audited every two years

Our Fair Labor Progress

Last updated June 1, 2020

Progress By Region

Last updated June 1, 2020
Middle East and Africa
Asia & the Pacific
Reporting country
Self-Assessment conducted w/n the past year
Management training conducted
Employee roll-out completed
Audit completed
Algeria
Bahrain
 2019
Egypt
 2020
Iraq
Jordan
 2018
Kenya
 2018
Kuwait
 2019
Lebanon
 2018
Oman
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Turkey
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
 2019
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
 2019
Reporting country
Self-Assessment conducted w/n the past year
Management training conducted
Employee roll-out completed
Audit completed
Australia
Bangladesh
 2018
China
 2019
Hong Kong
 2019
India
 2018
Indonesia
 2018
Malaysia
 2018
Pakistan
 2018
Philippines
 2018
Singapore
 2019
Thailand
 2018
Vietnam
 2019
How We Measure Progress

How Our Fair Labor Program Works

There are four parts to our fair labor program. First, we ask our emerging markets operations to complete a self-assessment of their human rights risks, which we then further supplement with a market-based risk assessment. Second, all country management and HR employees go through management training, which includes real-world scenarios and applied-knowledge tests. Third, our Fair Labor trainers roll out the program to all employees, including educating them on how to raise a concern via Agility’s ethics reporting hotline. Posters showing our human rights commitments are placed in offices, warehouses, and company accommodation where applicable. Finally, once the training is complete, all non-compliance areas are addressed and an audit follows. The cycle repeats every 2 years.

Step 1.
Self-Assessment conducted within the past year

Step 2.
Management training

Step 3.
Employee roll-out

Step 4.
3rd party audit

Our Human Rights Promise

Protection for Complainants
Protection for Complainants
Agility investigates all reported ethics grievances while protecting complainants. Agility forbids any retaliatory action toward anyone raising a grievance in good faith.
No Child Labor
No Child Labor
Agility does not employ anyone under legal working age, and ensures no one under 18 works in hazardous conditions.
No Forced Labor
No Forced Labor
We prohibit the use of forced labor, including labor demanded of employees because of their debt. We don’t tolerate agencies charging prospective employees illegal recruitment ‘fees’ or bribes, and will not hold passports without voluntary consent.
Fair Work Hours & Wages
Fair Work Hours & Wages
Agility strives to compensate employees fairly, and comply with all minimum or living wage requirements, overtime and benefit laws, we do not allow disciplinary measures that cause an employee to work without pay.
Freedom of Association
Freedom of Association
Agility takes an open attitude towards collective bargaining, where permitted by law, and will not hinder the development of means for independent and free association.
No Discrimination & Harassment
No Discrimination & Harassment
Agility does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, nationality, sexual preference, disability, or any other factors prohibited by applicable laws. Agility is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all types of harassment.
Health, Safety & the Environment
Health, Safety & the Environment
Agility ensures all employees have the right training and equipment to perform their job safely and healthily. Accommodations, when provided, are clean, safe and secure.
Community & Stakeholder Engagement
Community & Stakeholder Engagement
Establishing open dialogue with the communities in which we work is essential to identify and collaboratively address any fair labor issues in our supply chain.

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