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Neste Human Rights Principles

The following seven principles will set the path and standards for a human rights-based approach in Neste’s business decisions, while upholding the best practices and ethical business conduct. Neste expects its Business Partners to comply with and share Neste’s ambition and commitments vis-à-vis Neste’s Rights-holders impacted by Neste’s and its Business Partner’s operations and actions. These commitments include addressing human rights impacts not only in the workplace, but also in communities impacted by Neste's business activities. For Business Partners, these principles are to be interpreted by replacing "Neste" with "Business Partners", and following in the same context, the defined Business Partners in the principles below are to be understood as the Business Partners’ relevant third parties.

Fair Employment

  • Fair wages
  • Right to just and favourable work conditions and working hours
  • Right to peaceful assembly, freedom of association and collective bargaining

Health and Safety

  • Safety at work
  • Right to health
  • Consumer protection


  • Diversity and non-discrimination
  • Prohibition of harassment

Rights of Children and Young Workers

  • Prohibition of child labour under certain age
  • Right to education and health for children
  • No hazardous labour under certain age for young workers
  • Right to just and favourable work conditions for young workers

Forced and Compulsory Labour

  • Right to freedom from slavery, servitude and forced labour
  • Prohibition of illegible and illegal work contracts
  • Prohibition of bonded or indebted labour

Fair Treatment

  • Access to effective remedy
  • Right to equal protection by the law
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
  • Data privacy

Social and economic development

  • Right to social security and realization of economic, social and cultural rights
  • Rights of minorities