Trimble's 2022 UK Modern Slavery Act Statement
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modelling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. 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 codes of conduct (including the Employee Code of Conduct and the Third Party 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 Third Party Code of Conduct requires an authorized member of the supplier to observe and execute the code. The Third Party 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 Third Party Code of Conduct which includes having a policy on how they prevent modern slavery and human trafficking within their organization.
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. We encourage suppliers to participate in training programs, to recognize and prevent modern slavery. We also seek to raise supplier awareness of and conformance to the Trimble’s Third Party Code of Conduct and specialized labor standards, including ways to identify and address the risks of modern slavery.
In 2023, we continued our partnership with the RBA’s to facilitate increased collaborative working with other organizations and improve responsible business practice. If we’ve found no evidence of forced or compulsory labor in our supply chains, we continue to do our best to ensure a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.
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 2022. It has been approved by the TEBV company board of directors for and on behalf of UK based subsidiaries.