The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
The Herrick Corporation recognizes that forced labor is a global issue with both ethical and legal implications. The Company’s standard of ethical and legal practices would prohibit it from doing business with entities that provide materials or services to The Herrick Corporation tainted with human trafficking or slavery.
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires The Herrick Corporation to post disclosures related to five specific areas: verification, audits, certification, internal accounting, and training. The Act does not mandate that The Herrick Corporation implement new measures to ensure that its product supply chains are free from human trafficking and slavery. Instead, the law only requires that The Herrick Corporation make the following disclosures.
Verification – The Herrick Corporation does not engage in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery.
Supplier Audits – The Herrick Corporation does not conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards for human trafficking and slavery in supply chains.
Certification – The Herrick Corporation does not require direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding human trafficking and slavery of the country or countries in which they are doing business.
Internal Accountability – The Herrick Corporation does not maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding human trafficking and slavery.
Training – The Herrick Corporation does not provide company 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.