Human rights and discrimination in the workplace
TransAlta is committed to ensuring that business decisions are made and operations are managed in a manner consistent with fundamental human rights. A new Human Rights and Discrimination policy, introduced in 2009, outlines how the company strives to ensure:
- the right to a healthy and safe workplace
- the right to non-discrimination in the workplace
- the right to be free from cruel and unusual disciplinary practices
- the prohibition of child labour
- the prohibition of forced labour and the avoidance of products produced by such labour
TransAlta employees will not be complicit in human rights abuses and, within its sphere of influence, the company will strive to ensure that its operations do not impact negatively on the human rights of local communities.
Through consultation, training, or contractual requirements, TransAlta will strive to ensure its contractors, suppliers, partners, and customers respect these fundamental standards of human rights.
TransAlta has more than 50 policies that guide practices in the workplace.