The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires us to disclose our efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our direct supply chains. We take seriously the federal and international efforts to end all kinds of forced labor – whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, human trafficking or otherwise – through standards set forth in our Code of Conduct, originally established by Nike, and subsequently adopted by our affiliated companies, including the section “Employment is Voluntary”.
Supply Chain Verification. Our policy is to evaluate potential contracted factories before they enter our supply chain to assess compliance with standards including country-related risk for issues including forced labor, human trafficking and slavery. We use both internal and external, third party audits.
Direct Suppliers’ Certification of Materials. We are working on mapping and understanding impacts further up the supply chain, to develop standards for upstream suppliers of our contracted manufacturers.
Standards for Compliance. If a contracted factory is found to violate laws or our standards, it is responsible for improving performance against a master action plan. If the factory fails to make progress against that plan, they are subject to review and sanctions, including potential termination.
Training. Employees and management with direct responsibility for supply chain management are provided training on forced labor, including human trafficking and slavery.