December 27, 2022
Elite Spice, Inc. is committed to maintaining a strong culture with a deep respect for individuals and human rights. We have adopted company policies, practices and procedures to reflect and implement this broad commitment. Senior Management, Executive Management and our Board of Directors provide oversight to further enhance this policy and Elite Spice’s commitment to human rights.
Human rights as defined by The United Nations (U.N.), are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination. Essentially, human rights are defined as the basic freedoms believed to be inherent to all people. They are outlined in the Universal Declaration for Human Rights, www.un.org/en/documents/udhr.
The Universal Declaration focuses on dignity, respect and equality, without discrimination. These are principles that lie at the core of our Company’s values. We are committed to treating all of our stakeholders including our employees, customers and suppliers, and the communities in which we operate – with dignity, respect and equality, and also to partnering with our stakeholders to help them to do the same.
Although governments have the primary duty to provide and protect human rights, companies share a responsibility to act in ways that support them. The U.N. Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, adopted by the U.N. in 2011, offers a source of guidance on how governments, companies, and other parties can address their responsibilities.
We believe that companies can advance human rights through the culture they establish, how they treat their employees and other stakeholders and how they manage their operations and engage in trade. Additionally, with the contributions they make to the global communities where they live, work and serve companies can further advance human rights efforts. Elite Spice’s commitment to human rights is reflected in each of these areas.