Human rights are the fundamental rights, freedoms, and standards of treatment to which all people are entitled. Newpark is committed to conducting our business in a manner that respects the human rights and dignity of people and we expect our vendors, suppliers, and those we work with to share these same principles everywhere they operate. Newpark’s approach to human rights has been developed based upon our desire to operate as a steward of those we serve and the below practices and policies act as the foundation of expectations concerning human rights at Newpark. Our specific practices and policies include:

Newpark’s Practices:

  • Prohibiting the use of forced or involuntary labor
  • Prohibiting the use of child labor (We prohibit the use of workers younger than the age of 15 and prohibit any employees under the age of 18 from involvement in any work that is hazardous or likely to have a negative impact on their physical or mental development.)
  • Prohibiting the use of physical punishment of workers
  • Respecting the right of employees to organize and collectively bargain in accordance with local laws and established practices
  • Complying with all applicable compensation laws and regulations
  • Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, or sexual orientation
  • Requiring compliance audits, certifications, and training

Newpark’s Policies: