Trane Technologies complies with local human rights laws and regulations at its remote and physical worksites around the world. We are committed to operating with integrity and protecting the fundamental rights of people associated with our business. Our detailed Global Human Rights Policy prohibits child labor, forced labor, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace. Our policy also addresses freedom of association, work environment standards, compensation, and employee privacy.
An internal team of Legal and Human Resources executives — including the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Vice President of Labor and Employment, and Vice President of Global Compliance — own the Global Human Rights Policy.
In 2021, we updated our Global Human Rights Policy to reaffirm our commitment to fair working conditions and strengthen the connection between our practices and policy actions. In a bold, industry-leading step, our Chair and CEO, Dave Regnery, signed the policy, demonstrating the importance of protecting human rights in the Trane Technologies value chain. Our policy aligns with the stringent standards set forth by the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The policy includes our Modern-Slavery and Human-Trafficking Statement, guided by ILO conventions 29 and 105, and outlines our steps to ensure compliance. We further address child labor with the guidance of ILO convention 138.
As a global company, we engage with suppliers and partners worldwide. Our Business Partner Code of Conduct (BPCoC) applies to all entities we work with to deliver our products and services. The BPCoC communicates our high operational expectations regarding legal, moral, and ethical standards when conducting our affairs. Our BPCoC is available in nine languages to ensure accessibility for our global partners.
We define our relationship with suppliers by contracts based on legal and ethical practices. Trane Technologies’ contracts contain standard agreements that require suppliers to comply with our BPCoC and uphold fundamental human rights.
In 2021, we assessed 209 suppliers for environmental impacts. Trane Technologies did not identify any suppliers as having significant actual or potential negative environmental impacts.
We engage in risk-based due diligence of our business partners and suppliers to ensure compliance with international trade laws and regulations. Gathering Code of Conduct and BPCoC adherence information also helps us assess and improve our human rights policies.
Our workforce receives training on human rights through our Code of Conduct training, which includes a course on anti-human trafficking. Salaried employees in Legal, Human Resources, and Global Integrated Supply Chain also attend a training course on anti-human trafficking based on their job function and associated risks. We conducted 7,054 hours of Code of Conduct and 325 hours of anti-human trafficking training in 2021.
Trane Technologies is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer in the U.S. We provide opportunities regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, creed, religion, pregnancy, age, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, or any legally protected status.
We adhere to this policy regarding employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay, or other forms of compensation and benefits. We also enforce it in selections for training, including apprenticeships and additional terms or conditions of employment.
At Trane Technologies, we follow a strict anti-harassment policy, and we expect the same from our business partners. We consider this standard ever more critical as shifting demographics reshape the global workforce. To help foster an inclusive workplace, we train 100% of our global salaried employees annually on anti-harassment.
We make our policies and training available to employees through our company intranet and include relevant information based on employee location. We expect our employees and business partners worldwide to remove systemic barriers to professional opportunities.