Modern Slavery Act Statement

Modern Slavery Act Statement

TATA TECHNOLOGIES ANTI-SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT

This statement is made by Tata Technologies Europe Limited (Tata Technologies) in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act, 2015 and elucidates Tata Technologies’ policies and measures to protect against and prevent any acts of modern slavery or human trafficking within the organization and its supply chain. This statement is issued for the financial year ended March 31st, 2019, and covers the activities of Tata Technologies Europe Limited and its subsidiary(ies) [Tata Technologies Inc., and Escenda Engineering AB]

OUR ORGANISATION
Tata Technologies is a company which provides engineering and design, PLM (product lifecycle management), and enterprise solutions services to the automotive, heavy industrial machinery and aerospace industries. Our workforce primarily consists of skilled and qualified personnel who are directly employed and are not in any category which is generally recognized as vulnerable to modern slavery, so our focus is to ensure there are policies and procedures in place for our contractors and suppliers.

OUR POLICIES
Modern slavery is an unlawful act which restrains personal liberty and exploits individuals for personal or commercial gain. Our understanding of modern slavery is based on the definitions and principles set out in the Modern Slavery Act, 2015 and associated guidance. Tata Technologies has a zero-tolerance approach towards modern slavery which it considers as a categorical and indefensible violation of every individual’s basic human right. Tata Technologies acknowledges its responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and seeks to ensure transparency within the organization and its supply chain.
As part of our culture of good governance, Tata Technologies operates on a set of core values or principles enumerated in our Tata Code of Conduct which reflects our relationship with our stakeholders and includes the standards of ethical behaviour that we expect from our suppliers.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct also embodies certain principles against slavery and servitude. Suppliers are required to comply with the Supplier Code of Conduct as part of our supplier engagement process and are issued with contracts referencing Tata Technologies’ sourcing standards and the requirements we expect them to meet on prohibition of forced labour/ prison labour and child labour.
Tata Technologies also has a comprehensive Whistleblower Policy which encourages our people to report concerns including any related to modern slavery/trafficking and child or forced labour.
We are in the process of developing an Anti-Slavery Policy to support our commitment to limiting the risk of modern slavery occurring within our own business or infiltrating our supply chains or any other business relationship.

DUE DILIGENCE
As part of our commitment to identifying and eliminating any modern slavery, Tata Technologies:

  • Makes efforts to build long-standing relationships with local suppliers and contractors to effectively enforce its ethical business standards;
  • Ensures adequate whistleblowing and grievance redressal mechanisms to encourage reporting of concerns and/or violations;

NEXT STEPS
Over the course of the next financial year Tata Technologies will follow its commitment to continuous improvement of our business practices to enhance our procedures to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking in relation to our business.
Tata Technologies will implement a mandatory training programme for all its employees to raise further awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking. Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery will be communicated to all our suppliers at the very outset of our business relationship with them. We aim to encourage openness and transparency by actively supporting employee and supplier engagement and with the ability to raise concerns which can be reported at ethics@tatatechnologies.com.