In many dynamic emerging markets, labor laws and enforcement have not kept pace with the growth in global trade. Volatile and unpredictable supply chains can sometimes mean volatile and unpredictable income and working conditions for the people that are the collective engine of global commerce.

This is why, as a leader in emerging markets logistics, Agility must take the lead by setting and enforcing a high standard for the protection of human rights and wellbeing for everyone in our operations. Since 2008, we’ve been doing just that.

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.

Our Fair Labor Program

The Agility Fair Labor Program embeds respect for human rights into our organisation, ensuring that all employees know their rights and how to exercise them. Driven from the highest leadership in the business, the program includes a comprehensive human rights policy and implementation tools.

OUR 2025 GOALS

100% of countries identify their own human rights risks

100% of employees trained on human rights

100% of largest emerging market operations are audited every two years

HOW IT WORKS

For our largest operations in Asia and the Middle East, HR managers submit a human rights self-assessment for their country. All country management and HR employees go through a management training session, where they apply our policies through real scenarios taken from across our operations. A select group of Fair Labor trainers roll-out the program to all employees, including those hired by a 3rd party, and ensure each site has a responsible person, fair labor posters and that the anonymous grievance reporting channels are clearly posted. 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 PROGRESS

PROGRESS BY REGION*

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

More from Our People

Diversity

Agility employees are at the heart of the company’s success. Our people define our character, deliver our performance, and possess the specialized knowledge that differentiates us a company.

Health & Safety

At Agility, we’ve set a global Target Zero to achieve a zero-incident work environment for all of facilities. When it comes to the health and wellbeing of our people, no other target makes sense.

*We assess human rights risk for our business on the basis of the scale of our operations, the presence of potentially vulnerable employees, including subcontracted or foreign migrant workers, and the country regulatory environment. We have identified 26 operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, reflected in the table above, for full participation in our Fair Labor program. Each country undergoes self-assessment and management training each year. Employee Training and 3rd party audits occur every 2 years. In Europe and the Americas, labor laws and enforcement tend to be stronger. For these regions, our operations undergo self-assessment and management training each year. Employee trainings are conducted as requested by management. Audits are conducted as requested by 3rd parties.