Labour Codes and Human Rights
- Labour Codes and Human Rights
In every country where TD operates, we support and respect the protection of human rights, adhering to and in many cases exceeding all applicable labour laws and standards addressing issues such as equal pay, hours of work and child labour.
We also voluntarily support international proclamations about human rights, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We have developed our own policies, guidelines and procedures to protect and promote human rights throughout our operations. For example:
- Our Harassment, Discrimination and Violence in the Workplace Policy articulates our commitment to providing a work environment free from any form of harassment and unlawful discrimination, where every employee, customer, client, independent contractor and third party is treated with dignity and respect.
- Diversity is a strategic business initiative. Our objective is to be an inclusive bank – one that understands, honours and values the diversity of customers, employees and the communities in which we live and work. Our mission is to have a unique and inclusive employee culture.
- TD educates employees on relevant human rights issues through various communications and learning programs, including diversity and inclusion training. A central corporate group within TD also advises our HR practitioners on human rights issues, and our commitment to human rights is reflected in business decisions ranging from the suppliers we choose to the investments we make.
Respecting Employee Rights
When it comes to employee-management relations, we adhere to the highest standards and work to create a positive working environment where employees don’t feel the need for third-party representation. We prefer to work directly with employees; however, we respect their right to choose third-party representation.
TD General Insurance has a long-established bargaining unit of 330 employees, or 0.40% of our total employee population, represented by the Teamsters at one of our Montreal locations. This is the only bargaining unit within TD globally. Formal agreements with the union cover a wide range of topics such as workplace health and safety and vacation issues.
Respecting Human Rights 2010 2009 2008 Substantiated complaints or incidents alleging discrimination 0 0 0 Complaints of incidents involving violations of indigenous rights 0 0 0 Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk 0 0 0 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour 0 0 0 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour 0 0 0