The company is guided by 7 companywide objectives and shared values including commitment to global citizenship (hp, 2010).
Been a major player, in the global market, the company is bound by the ten global compact principles and reports its progress on the implementation of the same to the United Nations organization. There is a high likelihood of respecting worker’s working conditions and rights in a company practicing direct dialogue and freedom of association. Direct engagement and open communication with workers in resolving compensation and workplace issues induce a better cohesion amongst workers, working atmosphere, adherence to company’s policies and common sharing of objectives according to csr-supplychain (2010).
Hp, being a global company, has to involve a lot of employees ranging from dealers to suppliers, retailers and managerial personnel among other staff in its successful running. For efficient running of the business and the supply chain, the top management of the company must uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining in engaging with the employees. HP conducts audits on the major suppliers in the world deemed to be a risk to the efficient running of the business in order to verify their conformance to certain set rules and standards. Hp as a multinational company maintains detailed standards regarding labor management systems, safety and health management systems, ethics, environment and labor standards. The company has given the employees and suppliers freedom of association and right to collective bargaining in undertaking their activities in the distribution chain.
During recruitment of the employees, the company management gives the potential employee an option of stating the amount he/she would like to be given as remuneration. If the