Human rights

easyJet has a responsibility to conduct business in an ethical and transparent way. We have in place policies to support recognised human rights principles. These include policies on non-discrimination, health and safety, anti-bribery and environmental issues. easyJet also maintains a zero tolerance approach to bribery and corruption.

easyJet seeks to comply with all relevant laws in the countries in which it operates, and co-operates with the efforts of national law enforcement agencies and border agencies to combat human rights abuses and crimes such as human trafficking. It adheres to a set of business principles including a commitment to internationally recognised human rights standards.

These standards apply to the individuals working within the organisation and its customers. easyJet’s policies seek to respect and maintain the human rights standards defined in the International Bill of Human Rights. We observe the principles set out by the International Labour Organisation Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (the ‘ILO Declaration’). easyJet accepts its corporate responsibility to respect human rights, as set out in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘UN Guiding Principles’).

Employees: easyJet conducts its employment practices in an ethical and socially responsible manner. It respects the human rights of its employees as established in the four principles of the ILO Declaration.

  • Freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining: easyJet recognises and respects its employees’ right to join associations and choose representative organisations for the purpose of engaging in collective bargaining in a manner consistent with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour: easyJet does not utilise forced or compulsory labour. It recruits its employees and provides working conditions, including payment of wages and benefits, which comply with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Effective abolition of child labour: all easyJet employees are above the legal employment age in the country of their employment.
  • Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation: easyJet has committed human resources policies including non-discrimination and health and safety policies.

Customers: easyJet is committed to making travel easy and affordable for all of its customers. It upholds the equal treatment of all passengers regardless of their personal characteristics or social status. This commitment is supported by the advice of stakeholders within easyJet and the continued involvement of the easyJet Special Assistance Advisory Group (ESAAG) in policy and product development.

Suppliers and third parties: easyJet will never knowingly infringe the human rights of others. It seeks to prevent or mitigate any adverse human rights impact directly linked to its business relationships through obtaining appropriate contractual commitments. It expects third parties who deal on its behalf to observe the principles of the International Bill of Human Rights, the ILO Declaration and the UN Guiding Principles.

Bribery and corruption

easyJet has a company-wide anti-bribery and corruption policy which is strictly enforced and well known by all employees. There is also a gifts and hospitality policy and online register to record all gifts and hospitality that are accepted by employees.

It is compulsory for all management and administration employees and contractors to complete anti-bribery and ethics training and pass an online test. As at 30 September 2015 the test has been successfully completed by 100% of all relevant employees and contractors.