The Dignity and Worth of a Human Being
“Respect for right
conduct is felt
The Kuoni Group is committed to respect human rights and seeks to avoid direct responsibility for and complicity in human rights abuses. Kuoni has outlined this as follows in the Kuoni Code of Conduct: “We aim to respect and proactively foster internationally-recognised human rights within our sphere of influence, especially the rights of the most vulnerable of our society. We seek to avoid complicity in human rights abuses and to further develop appropriate response mechanisms.”
Kuoni does not attribute more importance to one human right over another. However, we strive to prioritise our implementation efforts in aspects of operations over which we have greater degrees of control and influence, which are
- respect for labour rights
- respect and promotion of the rights of the child
- due diligence in regards to human rights and our business in selected sensitive destinations
Human Rights Impact Assessment
In 2012, Kuoni completed its ‘Human Rights Impact Assessment – Pilot Project in Kenya’. You can download the full report of the pilot assessment on Kuoni’s human rights impacts in Kenya here. The report transparently explains the assessment process Kuoni adopted, the outcomes of the pilot project and commitments of Kuoni to mitigation measures. Furthermore, the report contains statements on the process from five advisors; Arbeitskreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung (AKTE), Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA), the Swiss Centre for Expertise in Human Rights, Tourism Concern and UNICEF.
Kuoni encourages interested stakeholders to provide feedback and comments on its commitment to Human Rights and the report on the ‘Human Rights Impact Assessment - Pilot Project in Kenya’ to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statement of Commitment
Read more about our pledge in our Statement of Commitment on Human Rights.
Take a look at our goals on human and labour rights for 2013 here.