Trimble is a truly global company with operations in over 40 countries and over 11,000 employees. We’re committed to being a responsible business and to respecting human rights. Modern slavery is not acceptable in our own operations or in those companies that provide goods and services to us or on our behalf. We’re committed to ensuring that we comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and to eradicating the risk of fostering slavery in our supply chain.
Due Diligence and Supplier Assessments
Trimble conducts due diligence on all new suppliers during onboarding and on existing suppliers at regular intervals. We require suppliers, vendors, and contract manufacturers to fully comply with local and national laws where Trimble does business. Our Supplier Code of Conduct 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 our 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.
Each year we select suppliers for assessment 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 assessments are conducted using the MetricStream application to automate the registering and onboarding & continuous monitoring of suppliers, evaluate the risks of each supplier or engagement, and sequence due diligence assessments, while also qualifying, segmenting, and ranking third parties, including frequency of periodic assessments based on the supplier’s risk profile. In addition, integrate with alerts and provide a risk rating to suppliers, and trigger risk assessments. Record and resolve issues identified during onboarding, monitoring, or risk and compliance assessments.
Supplier assessments include sections on Code of Conduct, Supply Chain Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and Labor and General Human Rights. The assessment can be either evidence-based or include an on-site audit. Evidence-based assessments require documents and data provided by the supplier.
The suppliers’ responses are assessed to evaluate their management system in terms of compliance with our Code of Conduct and Corporate Social Responsibility. The database is designed to flag the responses to certain questions, so Trimble can conduct further due diligence and request further information where necessary. The initial due diligence and validation of responses are 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.
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 2020. It has been approved by the TEBV company board of directors for and on behalf of UK-based subsidiaries.