1. Introduction

1.1 TFM is committed to running our business responsibly, maintaining high ethical principles and respecting human rights. It also means doing our best to encourage high standards in our supply chain and business.

1.2 TFM therefore has a zero-tolerance approach to both modern slavery and human trafficking within its supply chain.

1.3 This statement explains the approach we take to monitoring and preventing it within our supply chain.

2. TFM and its supply chain

2.1 TFM mainly sells communications services within the UK to businesses.  In order to do so it purchases equipment, software and services from a wide range of suppliers.  Many of these items are high-tech and provided by UK or global companies.

2.2 We conduct a regular risk assessment of the different types of suppliers to identify where there is the greatest risk of modern slavery or human trafficking being involved.

2.3 For the types of supplier at the higher end of the risk scale we require evidence from the relevant suppliers that they have detailed written policies and effective procedures in place to control the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking down their own supply chain.

3. Training and reporting

3.1 We conduct training for our staff so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.

3.2 We encourage our staff to raise concerns about practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals, via our Whistleblowing Policy.

3.3 This statement is kept under regular review by the TFM Group Board.