2016 UK Slavery Statement
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Trimble’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2016.
Trimble is a truly global company with operations in over 35 countries and 8500 employees.
Trimble is committed to ensuring that it complies with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and to eradicating the risk of fostering slavery in our supply chain.
Trimble requires its suppliers, vendors, and contract manufacturers to fully comply with local and national laws where Trimble does business. Trimble has its own Supplier Code of Conduct which requires an authorized member of the supplier to observe and execute the code. The Supplier Code of Conduct, along with Trimble’s Code of Conduct, set standards for its company, suppliers, and partners. This code includes having a policy on how the company approaches modern slavery and human trafficking.
Management within Trimble’s supply chain decides whether to ask a supplier to perform and share the results of an assessment and/or audit. This decision may be based on varying criteria, such as specific spend, country specific requirements and risk analysis. Assessing and managing risk within the supply chain includes, but not limited to, risk by country, by sector, or by transaction. New business partnerships or relationships are also included in the risk assessment.
The supplier assessment itself is far reaching and covers critical themes including, but not limited to, measures and policies relating to modern slavery and human trafficking. The assessment can either be evidence based or include an on-site audit. Regarding the evidence based assessment, documents and data will be requested as proof of implementation and the submission will be analyzed and scored accordingly.
The scope of an on-site audit covers single or combined business locations such as a production site, a warehouse, or an office building. The supplier's sustainability performance is verified against a pre-defined set of audit criteria on management, environment, health & safety, labor & human rights, and governance issues.
The aim of Trimble’s audit program is to encourage its supply chain partners (buyers, vendors, manufacturers) in providing good work conditions for its workers and building a strong and sustainable workforce through ethical means.
Trimble ensures that all staff and partners are aware of the provisions of the Act so that they can recognize risk factors in the supply chain.
Approval: This statement has been approved by the TEBV company board of directors and on behalf of UK based subsidiaries.