Human Rights

Market Leadership, Sustainable Growth, Financial Performance and Capital

Human rights

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SOCIAL: HUMAN RIGHTS
Indicator Description Reported Response Reference link

Investment and procurement practices

HR1 Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements and contracts that include clauses incorporating human rights concerns, or that have undergone human rights screening.

100% of DEXUS operations are in Australia and New Zealand, which have in place legislation protecting human rights. Further, all significant investments and contracts are in compliance with current legislation protecting human rights.

HR2 Percentage of significant suppliers, contractors and other business partners that have undergone human rights screening, and actions taken.

100% of DEXUS operations are in Australia and New Zealand, which have in place legislation protecting human rights.

DEXUS's suppliers must comply with a Code of Conduct that specifically requires them not to contravene human rights.

HR3 Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained.

As part of our annual training program, all employees (100%) are required to undertake training on issues such as Code of Conduct, Bullying, Harassment and Victimisation and other Human Rights matters. Compliance training is compulsory for all employees. Training can take the form of on-line modules requiring an understanding of key policies followed by an assessment. All employees must successfully complete the training. Within FY14, 77 managers across DEXUS were required to undertake online training on discrimination, harassment, victimisation and bullying equating to a total of 115 hours.

Employee performance

Non-discrimination

HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken. In FY14, DEXUS had no incidences raised by employees of alleged discrimination.

Employee performance

Directors code of conduct policy

Employee code of conduct

Freedom of association and collective bargaining

HR5 Operations and significant suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights. DEXUS only operates in countries where freedom of association is a legislated right. DEXUS incorporates Property Council of Australia (PCA) Principles for Fair Contracting within our contracts.

Child labor

HR6 Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor.

Risk assessment has been undertaken in relation to DEXUS's operations and the operations of its service providers in relation to child labour. No DEXUS operations or its suppliers have been identified as having significant risk of incidents of child labour.

Forced and compulsory labor

HR7 Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor. No DEXUS operations or significant suppliers have been identified as having significant risk of incidents of forced or compulsory labour. Supplier performance

Security practices

HR8 Percentage of security personnel trained in the organisation's policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations.

No specific human rights concerns are present at any areas of DEXUS's operations. DEXUS does not directly employ security personnel and instead procures services from specialist security contractors where required.

As part of DEXUS's procurement process, all security providers have the required industry licences. As part of their licensing process, security guards are required to undertake formal training that includes modules relating to applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation which affects security work. This includes aspects such as workplace safety, environmental issues, equal employment opportunity, industrial relations, and anti-discrimination and diversity management practices.

All retail centre-based contractors undergo site induction which includes acknowledgement of relevant DEXUS policies and procedures. This includes public liability and risk management policies, and work practices on relating with retail customers designed to integrate security staff with the in-house centre management team. DEXUS conducts ongoing performance monitoring of suppliers of security services.

Indigenous rights

HR9 Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken. No incidents were reported of violations of the rights of indigenous people in FY14.

Assessment

HR10 Percentage and total number of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews and/or impact assessments. Zero. All of DEXUS's operations are in countries that have in place legislation protecting human rights.

Remediation

HR11 Number of grievances related to human rights filed, addressed and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms. No grievances related to human rights were filed throughout the year.