Since 2003, Technicolor has renewed its commitment every year to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. More recently, we integrated the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our CSR reporting.
Specifically, Technicolor policies and practices prohibit the use of child labor, forced labor, human trafficking and modern slavery; any form of discrimination and harassment in our operations and supply chain; and we require suppliers to comply with our standards. Placing CSR at the heart of our business approach ensures that commercial needs are appropriately balanced with those of local communities, the environment, our business partners and of course our workforce.
United Nations Global Compact Progress
Through the United Nations Global Compact, Technicolor seeks to comply with the highest ethical standards, taking into account the legitimate and ethical interests of all its stakeholders as well as the United Nations 10 universally accepted founding principles covering human rights, labor standards, environmental practices and anti-corruption.
We submit each year a Global Compact Communication on Progress, available as part of our Sustainability report on this website.
International Labor Organization Principles
Technicolor closely follows and reinforces the guiding principles laid out in the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in its approach to Ethics and Social Responsibility.
In this way, the Company pledges to ensure freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor, effective abolition of child labor and elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation. These principles carry through into the supply chain.
Fight against Harassment and Discrimination
Technicolor’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability status, and also to fight actively against harassment and discrimination – which are not only illegal, but hamper our ability to perform and to retain talented employees.
Beyond existing legislation, we strive to track pay discrimination cases between women and men and to reduce gaps via an improved gender pay gap analysis process.
Our non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity policies are based upon our Code of Ethics and locally augmented according to specific legal requirements if needed.
Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies are implemented at all Technicolor sites. Training campaigns target 100% of our workforce.
In several countries, managers and supervisors are provided specific training sessions in legal awareness, and unconscious bias.
In addition to the role of management, detection of discrimination cases also relies on our whistleblower policy, allowing any employee to confidentially disclose their situation or the situation of a co-worker, without fear of publicity or adverse reaction.
CSR in the Supply Chain
All the above principles carry through into our supply chain, and are monitored through a Supplier Ethics and Social Responsibility program or as part of the compliance activities aligned with Technicolor’s membership in the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA).
Technicolor requires its suppliers and sub-contractors to actively support its CSR Principles; to comply with the legal requirements and standards of their service or industry as applicable under the national law of the countries in which they operate; and to ensure the compliance of their components and products with specific legal requirements applicable in the countries where their products are being sold.
Technicolor Supplier Responsibility Program
Since 2003, Technicolor sourcing management:
- determines when CSR audits, always performed by Technicolor selected auditors, are required;
- requires all suppliers to sign the General Rules of Conduct Compliance Certificate;
- periodically reviews all suppliers according to the Technicolor Suppliers Responsibility program requirements.
The Technicolor Supplier Responsibility program:
- ensures that Technicolor suppliers respect our established policies and program requirements;
- promotes economic and social welfare through the improvement of living standards and support for non-discriminatory employment practices.
Technicolor actively seeks suppliers with similar interests and ethics commitments, and they are expected to adhere to these basic principles:
- tolerate no discrimination and encourage diversity;
- promote best working conditions;
- use no child labor or forced labor or involuntary labor;
- protect worker health and safety;
- respect the environment;
- support worker development;
- respect fair market competition;
- strive to be a good corporate citizen wherever Technicolor operates;
- prevent and avoid all forms of bribery, corruption, or other unfair and unlawful action;
- respect consumer and personal privacy;
- avoid potential conflicts of interests.
Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)
During 2016, Technicolor completed the implementation of the Code of Conduct for the Responsible Business Alliance under its Applicant Member status and reached the status of Member in 2017.
RBA is a non-profit coalition of electronics companies committed to supporting the rights and well-being of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global electronics supply chain. RBA members are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and support continuous improvement in the social, environmental and ethical responsibility of their supply chains.
Our adoption of the RBA Code and its principles reflects Technicolor’s long-term commitment to transparently improve its sustainability regarding operations, supply chain, and sub-contracting in the Electronics manufacturing and ICT sector.
Through audits and other methods, Technicolor shares its expectations that suppliers and their subcontractors provide safe and healthy working conditions for their employees; abide by human rights laws and standards; and strive for continual improvement in their environmental management systems, processes and products.
During the audit process:
- instances of child labor are classified as “critical,” resulting in an immediate stoppage of business.
- Employee discrimination, forced labor, safety violations, permanent disabilities or fatal injuries are classified as “major,” and require immediate corrective action.
The Technicolor Supplier Responsibility Program applies to all new and current suppliers. Those in countries with a relatively high potential for adverse human rights issues are categorized as “high risk.”
Additionally, the RBA may perform on-site audits, with an intense focus on Human Rights. As a member of the RBA, the Group is committed to ensure that minerals contained in its products are sourced with due respect to Human Rights in the supply chain. Technicolor has also implemented a process to track information about its suppliers and identify relevant chemical substances in its products to ensure that banned substances are not included.
Technicolor, like many other companies, is aware that electronic products and components purchased from suppliers may contain certain minerals originating from conflict-affected countries, specifically Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten, and Gold (“3TG Conflict Minerals”).
To ensure that minerals contained in its products are sourced with due respect to Human Rights, the Group has implemented a due diligence process. Suppliers are asked to conduct investigations in their own supply chain, to determine the origin of the 3TGs conflict minerals provided to Technicolor, and to avoid directly or indirectly any use of 3TG minerals originated from conflict-affected countries.
In 2016, our commitment was confirmed by a Technicolor public statement on Conflict Minerals, updated in 2020 and available on our website, along with other Technicolor statements on compliance with anti-human trafficking laws.
For more information on Human Rights and Responsible Procurement, please refer to our CSR Documentation section.
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