Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This statement is intended to fulfil the legal obligation under Section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the ‘Act’) which is to provide a statement on Trustonics’ (‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’) efforts to combat modern slavery and human trafficking within our organisation for each financial year. This is the first statement made by us, in which we aim to give a transparent view of our existing measures as well as the future steps that we intend to take to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking.
Not all companies within our organisation are subject to the Act but they are required to comply with our internal policies which address modern slavery and human trafficking at a global level.
Who we are (our vision)
Trustonic is a leading global technology business focused on securing solutions for the mobile, automotive and IoT sectors. We have two audacious goals.
Goal 1: Helping to connect the next billion people. Only 50% of the world has access to a smartphone. We don’t think that is fair. Our mission is to make smartphones more affordable for all, enabling more consumers to access devices and digital services that would otherwise be out of reach.
Goal 2: Connecting people to the things they care about. We’re ensuring the safety and integrity of the phones we use; the vehicles people drive and the things they care about. We’re enabling a more secure future as the world becomes more connected.
What we do
We support our customers with two distinct solutions.
We provide a secure, cloud-based locking solution for our telecoms and mobile customers for all Android smartphones. Our platform integrates and secures technology with handset manufacturers and Google Android 11 device locking capabilities.
We empower mobile operators to make smartphones more accessible and affordable globally, with the tools to manage commercial risk & protect against fraud and theft.
We provide a range of secure platform and services for our automotive and IoT customers to ensure the highest security and control at the chipset level. We enable our customers to secure their hardware and expand their digital services while ensuring their integrity through security.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Whistleblowing reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. Within our business, all of our employees, agency workers and contractors have written employment or engagement contracts to mitigate the risks of forced labour and child labour.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate modern slavery and human trafficking risks we have several processes and systems in place to:
- Ensure our employees, agency workers and contractors have the right to work in any country within which they reside and work for Trustonic, via pre-employment screening procedures;
- Identify, assess, monitor and mitigate risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains;
- Protect whistle-blowers.
Supplier adherence to our values
We have zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have in place a supply chain compliance programme. This consists of:
- We provide a Code of Conduct document to our suppliers that outlines our expectations of them in regards to preventing Modern Slavery.
- If the supplier has a public Modern Slavery Agreement, we will review this and confirm that their values are in line with ours.
- We conduct a review of any new supplier to ensure that they comply with our stance against Modern Slavery.
Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken this year to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
- Implement mandatory Modern Slavery training for all employees.
This statement constitutes our modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2022.
It was approved by the board on 5 October 2022.