Human Rights - Argo Group

Human Rights

We are committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect and strive to promote human rights in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and we expect the third parties we work with do the same. We recognize that business has the responsibility to respect human rights and the ability to contribute to positive human rights impacts.

Argo Group strongly supports allowing for freedom of association and collective bargaining and providing a workplace free from discrimination and harassment, forced or child labor, and are committed to safe, healthy working conditions and the dignity of the individual.

The key Human Rights objective is to minimize incidences of infringement of human rights in the Company’s operations, including those managed by third parties. Human Rights risk exposures are recognized as an enterprise risk exposure with the Company’s enterprise risk management framework, and appropriate controls are maintained in place to reduce this risk to acceptable levels. The key exposures are considered to be related to the business partners we chose to work with and our ability to ensure appropriate due diligence oversight of their operations so that these do not bring us into disrepute. Failure to adequately manage these Human Rights exposures is recognized as potentially creating a material reputational risk exposure.

ArgoGlobal published a Modern Slavery Statement pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and we have in place a number of due diligence processes and systems to mitigate the risk to the business of slavery and human trafficking:

  • Risk management framework that identifies and assesses potential risk areas to the business such as slavery and human trafficking
  • Mitigation of risk in our supply chains by setting clear requirements and expectations for our potential outsourcing partners and suppliers
  • The monitoring of outsourcing partners and suppliers to ensure that the level of risk of slavery and human trafficking to Argo remains low
  • Ensuring that there are in place the appropriate recruitment processes and procedures (the relevant due diligence and vetting is carried out on all recruitment agencies that are listed on the Argo panel)
  • Protecting whistle blowers; Argo has adopted a whistleblowing policy to ensure that all employees feel comfortable and confident to report any acts of malpractice by their colleagues, management, customers and other market practitioners

Modern Slavery Statement

Human Rights Policy (PDF)