California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Statement
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, was signed into law in October 2010 and went into effect in January 2012. The Act requires companies with worldwide annual revenues of $100 million or more to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. Aimed at mid-size and large retailers & manufacturing companies, the law’s chief goal is to ensure companies provide consumers with information that enables them to understand which ones manage their supply chains responsibly. Specifically, the law requires a company to disclose on its website its initiatives to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its direct supply chain for the goods offered for sale. A company must disclose to what extent it:
- Engages in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery; (2) conducts audits of suppliers;
- Requires direct supplies to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the countries in which they are doing business;
- Maintains accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors that fail to meet company standards regarding slavery and human trafficking; and
- Provides employees and management training on slavery and human trafficking.
Nature’s Ingredients conducts audits of suppliers and co-manufacturers to evaluate compliance with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains. As a socially responsible company, we are committed to legal compliance and ethical conduct wherever we conduct business. We follow all applicable local, state, federal, national and international laws, rules and regulation, including laws, rules and regulations related to employment and labor, wages and hours, discrimination, health and safety, immigration, and environment. We do not engage in the actions described in Section 3(c)(1)-(5) of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. Nature’s Ingredients does not condone or use child labor, slavery, forced labor, or human trafficking in any of our operations or facilities. We request material suppliers in our direct supply chain to certify that they comply with laws regarding human trafficking and slavery. This statement is made in compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 and is not directed nor is it to be interpreted under any other law or regime.