Global Human Rights Policy
At TricorBraun, we believe that businesses can only flourish in societies where human rights are protected and respected.
In 2022, we formally introduced our Global Human Rights Policy to enshrine our commitment to human rights and to creating communities across the globe where customers, suppliers, and team members can thrive. In addition to the general protection, promotion and assurance of human rights, the policy also covers topics around child and forced labor, freedom of association and collective bargaining, and fair wages. Our Global Human Rights Policy has been translated into every major working language across TricorBraun (English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese) to ensure that team members understand our stance and our commitment. To date, 17.5% of our team members are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Across all our locations, we operate in accordance with applicable local employment and occupational health and safety laws, and our Legal and Human Resources teams engage in regular reviews of our policies relating to important labor issues to ensure compliance everywhere that our team members reside. TricorBraun also requires that all suppliers adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct, which requires suppliers to respect the rights of their team members to join or refrain from joining any legally sanctioned union or organization without hindrance.
At TricorBraun we implement active measures to ensure that we do not employ underage labor. Regardless of applicable national legal minimum age limits, our policies prohibit the employment (including temporary employment) of any person under the age of 18 at any TricorBraun location. In addition, our Supplier Code of Conduct prohibits the use of child and/or forced labor. The Supplier Code of Conduct also requires any supplier who does business with our company to demonstrate compliance with applicable child labor laws, including those related to hiring, wages, hours worked, overtime, and working conditions.
Also in 2022, we conducted our first Child and Forced Labor Risk Self-Assessment across all our locations to follow-up on our commitment to zero tolerance of forced and/or child labor within TricorBraun and our supply chain. This assessment included reviews of supply chain risks as well as internal reviews of human resources and employment policies and practices. In addition, we evaluated the risks of child and forced labor based on TricorBraun’s geographical locations, as assessed against the national labor laws of each jurisdiction in which we operate in accordance with the Labour Rights Index. Combined, this data allows us to assess the overall risk of child and forced labor for each specific location. The 2022 assessment concluded that we have a low to medium risk of child and/or forced labor throughout our operations worldwide; with respect to any high-risk individual responses on the internal audit items, we plan to implement corrective action plans in 2023. Annual risk assessments conducted by our ESG Program Coordinators will ensure risks are regularly evaluated and that corrective actions, if needed, take place.
We believe that creating awareness of the warning signs of human trafficking through training leads to greater detection. That is why we introduced a virtual training course, Global Human Trafficking Awareness, through our e-learning platform for all team members in late 2022 – recognizing that we all have a part to play in preventing and countering human trafficking.
Our strong view is that successful long-term relationships are built on integrity, service, and always doing the right things the right way.
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