Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited (ATH) was incorporated in 1998. The company's subsidiaries provide telecommunication services in Fiji as well as other territories and countries in the South Pacific, including American Samoa, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Samoa and Vanuatu.
The company can disclose additional information about its existing access-related initiatives. For example, it can report metrics on programme participation and impact. There is also an opportunity for the company to show how it supports universal and affordable access to digital technologies for vulnerable groups in particular, and how it contributes to digital inclusivity for women and girls. Additionally, the company can disclose how the economic value it generates is distributed among its stakeholders, as well as the taxes it pays and employment in its main markets.
No evidence was found on how the company monitors, responds to and reports information security incidents. Following the example of leading digital companies, ATH can be more transparent on its data privacy practices and provide a commitment towards child online safety. The company can also consider making its information security management certificate publicly available.
No evidence was found of the company’s support for open innovation. The company has an opportunity to promote inclusive and open innovation by assisting sustainable development research. In addition, it can demonstrate how it supports inclusive and ethical research and development (R&D).
Core Social Assessment
The core social indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.
ATH does not have a publicly available policy committing to respect human rights or the ILO core labour rights. Furthermore, the company does not disclose a process to identify, assess and mitigate the salient human rights risks associated with its own operations and with its business relationships. ATH does not disclose that it has a grievance mechanism which is accessible to both workers and external stakeholders to raise human rights concerns and complaints.
ATH does not publicly commit to respecting worker health and safety and does not place health and safety requirements on its business relationships. Additionally, the company does not disclose a policy commitment stating that it does not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours, nor explicitly state that it requires its business relationships to do this. The company also does not disclose the proportion of its global workforce covered by collective bargaining agreements. Furthermore, no company commitment was found regarding paying workers a living wage. ATH does not have a publicly available commitment towards promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, and it does not provide a breakdown of employees in different categories for gender, age group and other indicators of diversity.
ATH does not have a publicly available policy on bribery and corruption and does not include anti-bribery and anti-corruption clauses in its business relationship contracts. The company does not disclose its income tax payments in individual its tax jurisdictions. Moreover, ATH does not disclose its approach to lobbying and political engagement. Specifically, the company does not state that it does not make political contributions, and it does not disclose its lobbying expenditures.