On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) (“Act”) went into effect in the State of California. The Act seeks the elimination of slavery and human trafficking from product supply chains and requires that companies disclose their efforts to ensure that their supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Materne North America is committed to helping eradicate forced labor and human trafficking from product supply chains and is supportive of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act. We are currently strengthening our policies related to (1) verification of our supply chain to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery, (2) conducting audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with our standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains, (3) certification from suppliers that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business, (4) internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet our standards regarding slavery and trafficking, and (5) providing our employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products.
This page will continue to be updated with more information as it becomes available.