Human Rights Policy

Reflects our ethical and socially responsible practices

Last Modified: Mar 24, 2024

At Baseline Telematics Inc., our fundamental objective is to respect and advance human rights throughout all our operations. This policy underscores our dedication to human rights protection and sets out the guiding framework governing our actions.

1. Our Pledge

We pledge our commitment to upholding human rights as articulated in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). This pledge includes our commitment to internationally recognized human rights as defined by the International Bill of Human Rights, encompassing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, as well as the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

As per the circumstances, we also adhere to other internationally accepted human rights standards, such as the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and the American Convention on Human Rights.

We specifically acknowledge that the universal mandate of non-discrimination is a critical, but not the sole, requirement for genuine and experienced equality.

2. Commitment to Strengthening Democracy

Baseline Telematics Inc. acknowledges the importance of a robust democracy as an essential component for protecting and advancing human rights. As part of our commitment, we strive to contribute to the enhancement of democratic processes and structures. Resident serves as an instrumental tool to foster active citizen participation, promote well-informed decision-making, and reinforce the bond between citizens and government entities.

3. Background

Baseline Telematics Inc., a pioneering Canadian firm, is centered around stimulating citizen participation and fostering effective communication between residents and government bodies. Our mission is to cultivate a more comprehensive democratic structure and a harmonious society. Aligned with this vision, we have created the Resident mobile application, an innovative platform designed to enhance communication channels between residents and governments, facilitate civic engagement, and encourage responsible governance.

4. Dedication to Human Rights and Democracy

4.1 Guiding Tenets

We're committed to endorsing and respecting human rights, drawing on the principles established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other related international treaties. Furthermore, we affirm the pivotal role of democracy in building an inclusive society. Our dedication extends to, but is not restricted to, the following principles:

  1. Equality and Non-discrimination

  2. Active Citizen Participation and Engagement

  3. Transparency and Accountability

  4. Freedom of Expression and Opinion

  5. Privacy and Data Safeguarding

  6. Access to Remedies and Upholding Accountability

  7. Responsible Innovation

5. Implementation and Practice

5.1 Equality and Non-Discrimination

We strive to ensure equal opportunities for everyone, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other characteristics. We do not tolerate discrimination in any form. Our platform promotes equal access and representation to encourage a diverse and inclusive digital community.

5.2 Active Citizen Participation and Engagement

We believe that active citizen participation is the foundation of a healthy democracy. Our platform encourages and facilitates citizens to engage with government bodies, voice their concerns, and actively participate in democratic processes, thereby promoting a culture of active citizenship.

5.3 Transparency and Accountability

We commit to maintaining high levels of transparency in our operations and interactions with users. Our policies, changes, and decisions are communicated openly to ensure understanding and trust among our user base. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and decisions, maintaining a commitment to accept and address criticism or concerns.

5.4 Freedom of Expression and Opinion

We respect and protect the right to freedom of expression, ensuring that our users can freely share their opinions and thoughts within the bounds of our community guidelines. However, we draw a firm line against hate speech, harassment, or any other forms of communication that may infringe on the rights and safety of others.

5.5 Privacy and Data Safeguarding

We attach utmost importance to user privacy and data protection. Our data collection and storage practices comply with all relevant regulations. We implement robust security measures to safeguard users' personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure, or misuse.

5.6 Access to Remedies and Upholding Accountability

If our practices are found to infringe on users' rights, we ensure access to remedies. This involves a commitment to investigate all credible allegations of abuse, cooperate with appropriate authorities, and take necessary corrective actions. We believe in holding ourselves accountable for our actions, accepting responsibility for any missteps, and continuously striving to improve our practices.

5.7 Responsible Innovation

As a technology company, we commit to the principle of responsible innovation. This involves developing and implementing our technologies with consideration to their societal and environmental impact, ensuring that our technological advancements serve to support, not undermine, human rights.

5.8 Policy Oversight and Stakeholder Engagement

The responsibility of executing this policy falls under the purview of the CEO and the General Counsel of Baseline Telematics Inc. They will ensure the effective implementation of this policy and any significant human rights matters will be shared with the Board of Directors (or an assigned committee thereof), as necessitated by circumstances. To ensure its continued relevance and effectiveness, this policy will undergo regular reviews and updates as needed.