“We believe that respect for Human Rights is the foundation for Liberty, Justice and Peace„From the preamble of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" approved by the UN General Assembly on the 10th December 1948
In the TLC sector the respect of Human Rights is crucial, as - though its activities - it has impacts, for example, on the possibility of accessing technologies and services (digital inclusion, both from a territorial and a social point of view), especially for the most vulnerable, on the rights to privacy and personal data protection, on the right to freedom of expression, especially online, on the protection of minors from adult content and gambling, cyber-bullying, on the electromagnetic fields.
The Policy is also required by
In addition to this, the European Union issued a specific Directive (95/2014) requiring companies like TIM to include such a Policy from 2017 onwards.
The purpose of the Policy is of embedding the Human Rights in TIM’s operations, linking them to the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the Group.
The Policy addresses the complete TIM "value chain", that is:
The most relevant reference at an international level are:
The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights require that companies do internal due diligence on Human Rights.TIM did it in 2014.
Among the due diligence objectives are:
“In the belief that a responsible Enterprise should be an advocate of Human Rights both inside and outside its own boundaries, we are committed to be a proactive leader in international as well as local Human Rights initiatives and networks, at the inter-sectorial and at the sectorial level.„Policy on Human Rights - TIM Group
Human rights policy
Policy in Portuguese