Building Responsibly developed these Principles to serve as the global standard on worker welfare for the engineering and construction industry. They address key areas of worker vulnerability to raise standards and level the playing field so that competitiveness is not at the expense of the worker.
Given differing local and national requirements, and external guidelines, these Principles establish a common, global baseline for the treatment of workers in the engineering and construction industry. By collectively committing to and promoting these Principles, we can foster a business environment that advances the safety, security, and welfare of all people—especially those working in the construction sector.
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The Building Responsibly Guidance Notes are a set of instructions for the practical application of the Worker Welfare Principles. They offer a discussion around the potential issues and challenges faced by the industry on each principle and suggest good practice options for their implementation.
The Guidance Notes have been informed by multiple consultations with external stakeholders and provide basic expectations for construction companies dealing with worker welfare issues. They represent first major effort by engineering and construction companies to establish a common, global baseline for the treatment of workers:
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