California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) went into effect in the State of California. Under the law, large manufacturers and retailers are required to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking within their supply chains. The law’s underlying purpose is to educate consumers, so they can make informed decisions and purchase goods from companies that responsibly manage their supply chains.
Tommy John holds itself and its vendors accountable to high ethical standards wherever we do business.
Tommy John is dedicated to operating in an honest, ethical, and socially responsible manner. We endeavor to work with vendors who exercise the same beliefs and expect that they comply with all applicable US laws as well as the laws of the respective countries where goods are manufactured. Tommy John is committed to working in line with the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act of 2010 and will not knowingly partner with any company that engages in any kind of forced or involuntary labor, slavery and/or human trafficking.
Tommy John evaluates potential suppliers prior to starting any new business partnership to evaluate and address the risks of human trafficking and slavery. Evaluations are conducted by either an approved third-party audit firm or a trained Tommy John employee or other representative.
Tommy John monitors its supply chain. Tommy John suppliers are required to be certified by independent, globally accredited firms such as World Responsible Accredited Production, Fair Labor Association, Business Social Compliance Initiative, SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit Report, among others in order confirm that its suppliers act in compliance with Tommy John’s standards for trafficking and slavery. The verifications are independent and generally announced.
All of Tommy John’s direct suppliers are required to certify that the materials incorporated into Tommy John’s products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking laws of the country or countries in which they are doing business.
4. Internal Accountability
Tommy John maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking. All Tommy John employees and contractors are expected to conduct business in an ethical and legal manner and comply with all applicable laws.
Tommy John provides training to employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management about human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chain of the company’s products.
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