UN Global Compact: Communication on Progress
I am pleased to affirm my support for the ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact covering the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
Since becoming a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 2016, AGL Energy is proud to be one of over 9,500 business signatories to the UNGC across 160 countries, including almost 150 actively participating organisations in Australia.
Managing Director & CEO, AGL Energy Limited
12 August 2021
Below, you will find our FY21 UNGC Content Index, designed to provide our stakeholders with an overview of how we are meeting or implementing the UNGC principles through links to relevant sections of AGL Energy’s FY21 reporting suite.
Response or link to FY21 reporting suite
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
AGL Energy's Human Rights Policy applies to all our businesses and transactions in all countries within which we operate, and covers: AGL Energy and all subsidiary and affiliate entities over which we exercise control; and all directors, officers and employees of AGL Energy.
Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
AGL Energy upholds the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, as set out in our Human Rights Policy. As at end of FY21, more than 44% of AGL Energy's workforce was covered by collective bargaining agreements.
The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
AGL Energy operates in Australia only in accordance with the labour laws of Australia and our Code of Conduct, which is underpinned by the Company Values.
The effective abolition of child labour
The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
The People scorecard within AGL Energy's FY21 Annual Report and our Diversity & Inclusion Policy describe our approach to diversity and inclusion, and the removal of discrimination, and how these attributes are promoted and embedded throughout our business.
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
AGL Energy’s Health, Safety and Environment Policy sets out our commitment to conduct our business in a way that minimises our impact on the environment.
Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
We are committed to playing our part as Australia transitions toward full decarbonisation by 2050, by:
Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery
AGL Energy has embedded risk-based anti-bribery and corruption controls throughout our processes and policies, including within the AGL Energy Code of Conduct and the Anti-Bribery Corruption and Fraud (ABCF) Policy.