The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires certain retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose measures used to track possible slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. Hunter Douglas and its subsidiaries strive to operate in an ethical and socially responsible manner. We expect our suppliers to share our commitment to legal compliance.
We expect all suppliers to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct, which includes language strictly prohibiting human trafficking and slavery. Our Supplier Code of Conduct also requires suppliers to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
We strive to buy our raw materials from companies that share our values, and we include corporate social responsibility considerations in our sourcing practices. Monitoring our supply chain is a dynamic and evolving process and we work continuously to improve.
Hunter Douglas executives meet informally to assess the risk of human trafficking and slavery in our supply chains and to assess whether our policies and procedures appropriately address those risks.
Hunter Douglas will investigate all credible reports alleging human trafficking and slavery in its supply chain. Action will be taken against any supplier for non-compliance. Hunter Douglas does not use independent third parties to audit compliance, but reserves the right to verify suppliers' compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct.
If any supplier fails to comply with any aspect of the Supplier Code of Conduct, Hunter Douglas reserves the right to take appropriate remedial action. If non-compliance is serious, or if appropriate corrective actions are not taken, Hunter Douglas may terminate the relationship wit the Supplier.
We expect our business units to provide training on our Supplier Code of Conduct and related issues to those employees responsible for supply-chain related decisions.