Learn more in Tietoevry's Human Rights Policy
The Transparency Act requires Tietoevry, amongst other large companies resident in Norway or foreign companies offering products and services or with tax liabilities in Norway, to carry out and account for due diligence for human rights and decent working conditions.
On this page, you can read more about how we comply with the requirements set out in the Act.
More comprehensive annual statements are provided in our Annual Report 2021
Read more about the Transparency Act
If you have any questions on how we at Tietoevry or any of our subsidiaries work to respect human rights, please email email@example.com with the subject heading "Transparency Act". Requests for information from the public are followed up and information provided within three weeks by the Group Compliance Officer in cooperation with Group Sustainability.
Below we describe how we have embarked on identifying actual and potential risks for adverse impacts throughout our operations and on how responsible business conduct is embedded in our company policies and processes.
The due diligence requirement of the Act covers the entire value chain and all universally recognized human rights including labour rights. Respecting human rights is an integral part of our business, and we strive to understand and manage the potential risks to people across our operations including the supply chain, business partnerships, our own operations, product and service deliveries as well as end users.
Tietoevry is a member of the UN Global Compact and is committed to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). These frameworks provide the foundation for the key policies governing our work in respecting human rights:
As a global company with complex value chains, Tietoevry acknowledges the prevalence of possible human rights risks in some of the markets where we operate and some of the technologies we develop or deploy. We recognize that amongst our salient issues are freedom of opinion and expression, non-discrimination, privacy, and labour rights. Additional areas with human rights implications include conflict minerals when sourcing hardware, corruption, and negative impacts on the environment.
As the first step for systematic and ongoing due diligence, we have conducted a corporate wide human rights risk screening with a focus on our own operations and activities in the downstream supply chain. Furthermore, we have carried out a gap analysis of the current sourcing practices and created a methodology to continuously assess potential negative impacts with regard to software development. Together these create the basis for our due diligence framework to identify, assess, prevent, mitigate, monitor and remedy actual and potential impact that Tietoevry may cause, contribute to or be linked to through our business partners.
Based on this work, we have embarked on specific impact assessments to better understand certain risk exposures in specific geographies or impact areas. Furthermore, Tietoevry is in the process of developing an action plan on how to effectively handle risks in an inclusive and engaged manner. We also commit to maintaining and promoting channels for transparent and open communication for all internal and external stakeholders to raise concerns without fear of retaliation or reprisal and to provide fair investigation and access to effective grievance mechanisms.
Reports of violations can always be made through our external whistleblowing channel. Annual disclosures on the human rights due diligence process are published in the Tietoevry Annual Report.