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Hewlett-Packard (HP) Monitors Human Rights

HP supports and respects the protection of international human rights within the sphere of our influence, and ensures that we are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Freely-chosen employment. Ensure no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labor is used in the production of HP products or services. Ensure that the overall terms of employment are voluntary.

No child labor. Comply with local minimum age laws and requirements and do not employ child labor.

Minimum wages. Compensate our workers with wages and benefits that meet or exceed the legally required minimum.

Working hours. Do not require workers to work more than the maximum hours of daily labor set by local laws. Comply with overtime pay requirements.

No discrimination. Prohibit discrimination based on race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religion, disability, union membership or political affiliation

No harsh or inhumane treatment. Prohibit physical abuse, harassment or the threat of either.

Freedom of association. Respect the rights of workers to organize in labor unions in accordance with local laws and established practice.

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Additional Resources

HP Board and Executive Leadership recognizes the importance of Human Rights and Labor in their corporate policy.

HP Board declares a regular dividend in 2008, showing that the HP Board is able to maintain a healthy profit and still promote global human rights.

HP CEO and Chairman Mark Hurd interviewed in Question and Answer panel.

Career biography of HP CEO and Chairman of the Board Mark Hurd at TecheoCouncil.

Video footage of Mark Hurd as HP Chairman promoting the HP promise as a forward moving innovator.

Video footage of the HP Chairman on the HP website.

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