Trimble's 2021 UK Modern Slavery Act Statement
Trimble is a truly global company with operations in over 40 countries and over 12,000 employees.
We are committed to acting ethically, with integrity and promoting work environments that
engender conditions of freedom, equality, security and dignity. Trimble expects its employees,
contractors, and suppliers to prevent acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring
within both its business and supply chains and has policies codes of conduct (including the
Employee Code of Conduct and the Supplier Code of Conduct) in place to establish standards
expected across our business activities. Our governance framework and related corporate
policies empower our employees and contractors to report and escalate any concerns of unethical
conduct, whether relating to modern slavery, human trafficking or other matters. All Trimble
employees are provided with the Employee Code of Conduct upon hire and undergo initial and
continual training on the contents of the Code.
Due Diligence and Supplier Assessments
Trimble conducts due diligence on all new suppliers during on-boarding 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
Annually a number of suppliers are selected 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,
onboarding and continuous monitoring of suppliers. 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. Responses are also
reviewed to 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. The MetricStream 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
is 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 2021. It has been approved by the TEBV company board of directors for and on behalf
of UK based subsidiaries.