UK Modern Slavery Act Statement
As per the UK Modern Slavery Act (the Act), companies 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 no operations in the UK but is committed to the essence of the Act. Here we present our commitments and way of working in relation to modern slavery.
Telia Company is committed to the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the core conventions of the ILO, and to respect human rights as set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and Children’s Rights and Business Principles. Telia Company follows, at a minimum, local legislation on labor rights wherever we operate. These and other commitments form the foundation of Telia Company’s Statement of Materiality and the Code of Responsible Business Conduct, which applies to all employees and subsidiaries. The commitments are extended to Telia Company’s supply chain through our Supplier Code of Conduct which states the expectations and requirements on all suppliers, sub-contractors and other third parties.
Telia Company considers the issues and related risks covered by the Act well understood and managed. Telia Company has processes in place to carry out third party due diligence, including risk assessments and audits, to identify and mitigate the issues covered by the Act. We regularly revisit these processes, and continuously train key employees, to make sure that commitments are followed. Continuous supplier risk assessments are carried out by Telia Company, and on-site audits are carried out by Telia Company or other members of the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC).
Employees or third parties who identify a potential or actual violation of these commitments or requirements are encouraged to file an anonymous report to Telia Company’s whistle-blowing channel Speak-Up Line.