Committed to following principles of fair practices and business ethics, Tata Steel has adopted the Tata Code of Conduct which lays down the principles and standards to govern the actions of the Company and the employees.
Tata Steel seeks to work with contractors, suppliers and third parties who adhere to the Tata Steel Code of Conduct and standards derived therefrom. For the practical application of the Tata Steel Code of Conduct and applicable standards a number of relevant policies and standards have been formulated and implemented. These documents can be download from the document section.
In addition to our own internal processes and reviews, suppliers and employees are encouraged to use our Confidential Reporting system, InTouch, to report any concerns they may have. InTouch is an independently run service which allows both employees and suppliers to report confidentially (and anonymously if they prefer) any concerns they have about compliance, unethical behaviour, breach of HR policy, breach of health and safety rules and other aspects of how we operate. We encourage anyone to report in good faith any issues or concerns. Any reported concerns are investigated thoroughly; the number of confidential helpline calls received is monitored and reported to the Audit Committee of Tata Steel Europe on a quarterly basis.
The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires certain businesses to publish a statement setting out the steps takes in the previous financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their supply chains or own business.