Upholding best-in-class moral, ethical governance and labour standards
We believe that business enterprises can profoundly impact the human rights of employees, consumers and communities where they operate. It is our responsibility to make human rights and labour standards a top priority.
Three key levers
We have identified three key levers for upholding best-in-class moral, ethical, governance and labour standards, as follows:
Lever 1: Delivering a healthy, safe and well-adapted work environment. We monitor our portfolio companies' performance through an annual ESG questionnaire. Health & Safety is a top priority.
Lever 2: Ensuring respect for human rights and workers' rights in the value chain. We use Exiger-DDIQ as a tool to monitor our supply chain. Using this tool, we conduct due diligence on all news suppliers as well as due diligence and ongoing monitoring of our main asset stakeholders.
Lever 3: Training for all new employees on anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and guidance on gifts and hospitality. We also monitor our portfolio companies' performance through an annual ESG questionnaire.
“Your offer of support could not come at a more appropriate time, as the latest figures from food banks in the Trussell Trust network show that during April 2020, there was an 89% increase in need for emergency food parcels compared to last year.”
The Trussell Trust, UK
Action Against Hunger delivered over 2,150 nutritional food packages to those vulnerable to food poverty with the help of John Laing’s donation.
Our donation supported over 3,000 people across 50 communities in the Ruta del Cacao region of Colombia.
“The need for food assistance is incredibly high at this moment, as the state unemployment rate has surged over 20%. Thank you so much for your support of Food Forward. Your generosity has made a huge impact!”
Food Forward, Los Angeles
“The generous donation from John Laing will ensure that Rosie’s is able to get back out onto the streets with vans packed with supplies to assist people who are at their most vulnerable. COVID-19 has reinforced social isolation and loneliness for many.”
Rosie’s Friends on the Street
“Your funds will help us to build a new refuge in the west of Melbourne, giving 15-24 year-olds the chance to grow into adult independence.”
Melbourne City Mission
Our donation was used by Mind to help provide services during the year such as its Coronavirus Information Hub which offered guidance on maintaining mental well-being during the pandemic.
Others in need
“It was amazing to see how fast you acted and donated laptops for our children... Because of your help we are in more frequent contact with our children and also their regular school education got a boost because they are in the possession of a laptop now.”
Barnardo’s estimated an increase of approximately 30% in the registration of young carers to their services in 2020.
John Laing’s donation enabled Barnardo’s to recruit a new case worker for their Young Carers group in Lancaster.
We are an investor in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, one of the largest children’s hospitals in Europe.
We participated in their COVID-19 appeal to fund a 24-hour counselling and support service for all Alder Hey staff throughout the pandemic.