Issues concerning respecting human rights are described in the Bank Millennium Group’s Code of Ethics, the Diversity Policy as well as in anti-discrimination and anti-mobbing procedures.
The Bank Millennium Group operates while respecting human dignity, it objects to discriminatory practices and complies with the principles of equal treatment regardless of age, gender, ethnic or national origin, religion, creed, family status, sexual orientation, health condition, convictions, trade union membership and other premises that could trigger discrimination. This information does not constitute the criteria for selection of employees, termination of their employment, setting their terms of employment, promotion and access to benefits and training to raise their professional qualifications.
In the Bank Group, employees exercise, among other things, the right to information and consultations, collective bargaining agreements and collective actions, social and housing aid, good working conditions, social assistance and healthcare access. The policies prevailing in the Bank Group and the outcomes of their application are described in chapter “Employees”.
Every supplier taking part in a tender procedure must undertake to observe the rules included in the Bank Millennium Group’s Code of Ethics, including the respect of human rights and compliance with anti-corruption policies, by signing a representation to that effect. The clause containing an obligation to comply with the Code of Ethics is also included in agreements concluded with suppliers.
In 2018 Bank Millennium and the Association of Stock Market Issuers (SEG) organized a meeting on the impact exerted by the business of financial sector companies on respecting human rights. The companies’ representatives in attendance at the meeting discussed the challenges with which they are grappling when reporting on human rights issues, while representatives of non-governmental organizations pointed to the stakeholders’ expectations in this area.