All Business Units shall conduct a human rights due diligence including risk mapping in these areas. We practise a zero tolerance in this area and the risk is greater in our operations in Asia, especially manufacturing and work intensive production companies etc. This is also part of risk assessment of the supplier pre contract and annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ).
All suppliers are legally bound to obey international standards in this area. This is also an important part of the regular inspections executed locally; we check compliance by numerous inspections across Group every year.
Incidents in these areas shall be reported immediately and corrective actions are required at once.
We also include this in training & awareness sessions/supplier conferences organised locally. See more about underage labour:
Telenor Annual Report 2019 – p.47
UN Global Compact: Principle 2 and 5 and SDG 10 and 16