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UK Modern Slavery Act Statement - Archive

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.

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 2020. It has been approved by the TEBV company board of directors for and on behalf of UK-based subsidiaries.



Trimble's 2019 UK Modern Slavery Act Statement

Trimble is a truly global company with operations in over 40 countries and 11,000 employees. We are 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 requires its 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 management within Trimble’s global QA and Compliance team selects 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 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.

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 2019. It has been approved by the TEBV company board of directors for and on behalf of UK based subsidiaries.



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.



Trimble is a truly global company with operations in over 35 countries and 9500 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 2017, our global QA and Compliance team collaborated with MetricStream to create a database which can help our global commodity managers screen new suppliers and monitor the performance of existing suppliers.  The database enables us to assess the new supplier’s risk through the country and corruption perception index so we have a better view of the risks, depending on where our suppliers are located. In addition, it enables:


  • Screening and monitoring suppliers

  • Automation and calculation of the supplier’s segmentation risks based on Trimble’s spend, supplier location, and revenue 

  • A faster way to capture red flags based on the pre-screening supplier surveys

  • Check the supplier’s historical performance to better assess the risk 

Suppliers were sent an assessment that was based on Trimble’s Supplier Code of Conduct with additional questions on Labor and General Human Rights.  The suppliers’ responses to the assessment were uploaded in the Supplier Governance Database to evaluate their management system in terms of corporate social responsibility.  The database was designed to flag the responses to certain questions, so Trimble can 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. 


Looking Ahead

For the next step, our Compliance Team will work with the Supplier Quality Team to monitor those suppliers deemed as a risk in the assessment.   Elements in Trimble’s Supplier Code of Conduct will also be included in the supplier’s on-site audits.  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.  Lastly, a resource page for suppliers will be made available on Trimble’s public website, so potential and existing suppliers are up to date with Trimble’s expectations and requirements. 

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 2017.  It has been approved by the TEBV company board of directors for and on behalf of UK based subsidiaries.



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.