Human Rights

Human Rights

We respect the principles aimed at promoting and protecting international human rights as set forth in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Our respect for human rights is evident not only in our Company Values that guide each of our employees in their day-to-day activities, but also in our commitment to create a workplace environment for our employees that respects and supports the provision of basic human rights to the full extent permitted by law. This commitment is reflected in several of our employment policies including those related to equal employment and anti-harassment.

Our support for human rights extends not only to our employees but the communities in which we operate. We are committed to bringing a healthier lifestyle to the people in these communities so that each person has the tools, knowledge and support to combat the international health epidemic of obesity which endangers the health of all persons who struggle with this issue. We also address malnutrition and hunger in communities through our support of various charitable initiatives. Our efforts in this area include our annual Lose for Good® campaign in the United States in which our members and employees raise awareness and donate food to organizations that provide food to those in need. Apart from these health-related issues, we have also supported local initiatives focused on other human rights crises. For example, in the Netherlands and Belgium, we raised funds with our employees and members to build a school in Cambodia as part of an initiative with Plan Netherlands and Plan Belgium. These initiatives and our business activities are a positive influence on human rights.