Modern Slavery Act Statement
As per the UK Modern Slavery Act (the Act), companies with operations in the UK are called upon to report on their practices regarding understanding and preventing any kind of human trafficking, forced or slave labor in their own operations and their supply chain. Telia Company has operations in the UK through its subsidiary Telia Carrier UK Limited. Additionally, Kcell in Kazakhstan in which Telia Company is a majority owner is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Kcell has no business in the UK.
Telia Company is committed to the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the core conventions of the ILO, and seek to respect human rights as set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We follow local legislation on human and labor rights wherever we operate. These and other commitments form the foundation of the Code of Responsible Business Conduct, which applies to all employees and subsidiaries. The commitments are extended to our supply chain through the Supplier Code of Conduct, which states the expectations and requirements on all our suppliers and sub-suppliers.
Telia Company considers the issues and related risks covered by the Act well understood and managed, and that they should be virtually non-existent within its own operations. We know that the risks are considerably higher in the supply chain, and through our Responsible sourcing work we have processes in place to carry out third party due diligence, including risk assessments and audits, to identify and together with suppliers mitigate the presence and related risks of, inter alia, the issues covered by the Act. These processes are regularly revised, and key employees are continuously trained, to make sure that we work according to our commitments. If an employee or third party identifies potential or actual violation of these commitments or requirements, they can file an anonymous report to the Speak-Up Line.