Human rights are the basis of Tesla's mission for a sustainable future. The company has a zero-tolerance policy for child or forced labor, purchasing materials for the production of its products only from proven and trusted companies.
Ethical treatment of all people and respect for human rights are the bases of Tesla's mission for a sustainable future. In its 2021 Impact Report, the manufacturer emphasized that it believes that all businesses in its supply chain have a responsibility to share its respect for human rights. A company's human rights policy is a formal confirmation of its commitment to uphold and respect these rights and the values they represent.
Tesla endorsed and based its definition of human rights on the United Nation's Universal Declaration for Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR focuses on dignity, respect, and equality without discrimination for all people. The company is committed to upholding these rights and values throughout its value chain, including in relation to its employees, customers, shareholders, suppliers, and the communities in which Tesla operates. The manufacturer requires its suppliers to also uphold and promote these values in their own operations and in the activities of their own suppliers, and if this is not observed, Tesla will not deal with such companies. The Texas-based manufacturer is committed to addressing any potential human rights concerns both within its own operations and within its value chain.
Tesla has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to child or forced labor, or human trafficking by its suppliers. The manufacturer strives to ensure that the way it conducts its business and interacts with its suppliers reflects its values and belief that all should be treated with dignity and respect. Tesla's commitments in this regard are set out in its Supplier Code of Conduct as well as in its Human Rights Policy and Responsible Materials Policy, and the manufacturer continues to work to ensure that its suppliers adhere to the principles outlined in these statements. As a result, to date, no evidence has been found that Tesla is causing, contributing to or being linked to modern slavery, child labor or human trafficking in its supply chain.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.