Trimble's UK Slavery Statement 2018
Trimble is a truly global company with operations in over 35 countries and 11,000 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.
Due Diligence and Supplier Assessments
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, sets standards for its employees, suppliers, and partners.
Suppliers are required to commit to Trimble’s Supplier Code of Conduct which includes having a policy on how they prevent modern slavery and human trafficking within their organisation.
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 is 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 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.
In 2018, our global QA and Compliance team selected a number of suppliers based on Trimble’s spend, supplier location and revenue for assessment. These suppliers were sent an assessment to be completed online using the MetricStream database that is based on Trimble’s Supplier Code of Conduct with additional questions on Labor and General Human Rights. The suppliers’ responses were assessed to evaluate their management system in terms of corporate social responsibility. The database was designed to flag the responses to certain questions, so Trimble could conduct further due diligence and request further information. The initial due diligence and validation of responses was completed with the use of the database. Trimble reached out to those suppliers with responses that were flagged in the system and closed any additional action items.
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 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 2018. It has been approved by the TEBV company board of directors for and on behalf of UK based subsidiaries.