Since the implementation of The Modern Slavery Act, the UK has seen public examples of UK businesses complicit in human rights abuses. Within this statement, we describe the steps taken to address human rights and modern slavery within our supply chain.
TNP was founded in 2010, and since then we have grown rapidly, offering great software and outstanding customer service to our customers. We are committed to respecting and upholding the human rights of our employees and all other individuals we conduct business with, through our supply chain, directly or indirectly in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
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TNP has in place a Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy since 2022. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships in order to prevent or mitigate any slavery, and human trafficking incidents in our business. This statement is an expression from the top demonstrating our approach to human rights through company policy, due diligence, training and awareness, risk assessment and management of supply chains, corporate and social responsibility, and compliance. TNP's operational procurement focuses on services that are delivered to our offices (such as security, cleaning, catering, maintenance) and the purchase of IT services software and hardware to enable us to provide a vast range of IT services to our customers.
Our 'Partner Agreement' documents expect partners to confirm that they intend to comply with the law and that it is their responsibility to ensure that their employees, partners and other third parties are assessed accordingly.
TNP communicates our expectations to employees and partners that Slavery and Human Trafficking is an unacceptable practice within our supply chain. Our principal asset is our people and we have, therefore, created a working environment that is safe, fair and inclusive and seeks to support their wellbeing and learning. We seek to minimise the risk of human rights infringements in our supply chain by carefully evaluating partners and their commitment and due diligence to ensure that they also comply with the law during the 'Partner Agreement Process' and ad-hoc partner audits.
TNP has a risk-based methodology in place to check whether its partners comply with The Modern Slavery Act. Human rights and modern slavery risks are assessed as low given the nature of our 'Well Known' partner base and industry sectors they operate in, and our focus on the UK market where risks for UK employees are lower given the national legislative context and the robust policies and processes, we have in place throughout our business. Nevertheless, we recognise that specific jobs may be more vulnerable and as such due diligence should be carried out by TNP during the 'Partner Agreement Process'. The procurement of IT goods and services are with partners that are 'well-known' and have strong ethical, corporate and social responsibility and comply with the law and have adequate measures in place to uphold human rights.
The delivery of our human rights and modern slavery program is dependent on key personnel having a good understanding of the key issues, the legislative requirements of our business and our approach to risk identification and management. To ensure a level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, we ask all our employees to read the company handbook to ensure they understand TNPs company values; that slavery and human trafficking is not acceptable in our business.
This statement was approved by the Board of TNP Vedbaek Limited for the Financial Year 2022 on behalf of its members and is signed by Paul White, CEO of TNP.