Uninor Named Best Place To Work By Labour Rights NGO

Uninor Named Best Place To Work By Labour Rights NGO

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New Delhi: International NGO Social Accountability (SAI) has conferred Indian telecom operator Uninor SA8000 certification for complying workplace standards based on International Labour Organization and UN conventions.

"The SA8000 is the world's first auditable social certification standard for decent workplaces. After an 8-month long process, that included an audit of Uninor's compliance to labour laws, ability of its employees to form unions. Uninor has been certified to have the highest standards of work ethics in its organization," Uninor said in a statement.

Companies seeking to comply with SA8000 have to adopt policies and procedures that protect human rights of workers which includes compliance to global standards on no child labor, forced and compulsory labor, health, safety, right to collective bargaining, no discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours and remunerations, etc.

"The pursuit of business and competitive success must not overlook an organizations first and prime commitment - that of providing a positive and productive work environment to its employees," Uninor Chief HR officer Sumit Sharma said.

As a result of this accreditation, Uninor will be able to further improve its assessment with financial analysts and investors, enhance its reputation in the labour market and be able to better engage with domestic and international organizations and NGOs, it said.

Uninor said that it has become first mobile operator in the world to get this certificate.

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Source: PTI
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1: Correction: Social Accountability International does not certify factories or carry out the SA8000 audits. SA8000 audits and certification are conducted by independent SAAS-accredited certification bodies.
Posted by:Joleen Ong - 21 May, 2013