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Human Rights and Protections


  1. Human Rights are the basic entitlements that belong to everyone – regardless of who they are, what they look like, where they come from, what they believe, or their abilities. While governments have the primary responsibility for protecting human rights, businesses have a role to play by respecting them. Alvaro Transport is committed to respecting human rights in the way it does business.

  2. Alvaro Transport recognises its obligations under the Fair Work Act (Australia) and other applicable laws concerning workplace and human rights. This includes, but is not limited to, protecting employees from unfair treatment and discrimination by ensuring compliance with legal obligations, providing accessible and effective grievance and dispute resolution procedures, and recognising the right to freedom of association and the right to be represented.

  3. Alvaro Transport recognises the Ethical Trading Initiative and looks to adhere to the principals and codes stipulated in the ETI Base Code Provisions:

  4. Employment is freely chosen

  5. Slavery and bonded labour are totally unacceptable. Some 12.3 million people globally are forced to work for their employers.

  6. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected Tens of thousands of workers lose their jobs every year for attempting to join a trade union or improve working conditions. Some even lose their lives.

  7. Working conditions are safe and hygienic 
    Every day 6,000 people around the world die from work-related accidents or diseases. Most of these tragedies could be prevented.

  8.  Child labour shall not be used 218 million children work to support their families, missing out on education and often damaging their health. This reinforces the cycle of poverty.

  9. Living wages are paid 
    3 billion of the world's poor live on less than two dollars a day. If people can't feed their families on an adult's wage, they may send their children to work.

  10. Working hours are not excessive Long working hours are the norm for most of the world's workers. This damages people's health and undermines family life.

  11. No discrimination is practised 

  12. Regular employment is provided 

  13. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed 
    Few workers have protection against physical, verbal or sexual abuse in the workplace.


For more information on Alvaro Transport practices in relation to ethical trading and human rights, please review the attached industrial relations policy. For more information on ETI please

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