California Supply Chain Transparency Act
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires manufacturers
and retailers doing business in the State of California to disclose efforts to
eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains.
SM-and-DS.Com (Strategic Mapping & Data Services LLC) is committed to ensuring that our supply chain reflects our value
and respect for human rights. SM-and-DS.Com fully supports efforts to
combat, prohibit, and prevent human trafficking and slavery. In support of
this philosophy and in compliance with the California Transparency in Supply
Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657), SM-and-DS.Com states as follows:
- Verification. SM-and-DS.Com is in the process of conducting
an initial evaluation of its supply chain. Most suppliers are located in the
U.S. and other Tier 1 countries and are considered low risk. Although human
trafficking and slavery may exist in the United States, reports issued by
relevant U.S. government agencies indicate that the United States is not at
significant risk for these activities. Because of the low
risk, SM-and-DS.Com has not employed a third party for verification.
- Audit. SM-and-DS.Com expects all overseas suppliers will
follow a code of conduct similar to the code we require in the U.S. and depend
on our suppliers to audit their operations for compliance. Because of the low
risk in our supply chain, we do not currently audit suppliers for compliance
however, we will consider more intense measures for any suppliers we determine
are of medium or high risk.
- Certification. SM-and-DS.Com does not require suppliers to
certify that products are made in compliance with the laws regarding human
trafficking and slavery of the countries in which they are doing business;
however, we will consider this option if it is determined a vendor is of
medium or high risk. If we suspect a supplier is involved in these
activities, we will conduct an inquiry and take corrective action where
- Accountability. SM-and-DS.Com employees in charge of
procurement and supply chain will be required to seek appropriate contractual
documentation from relevant suppliers regarding their compliance with
anti-slavery and anti-human trafficking mandates.
- Training. SM-and-DS.Com will provide training to all supply
chain personnel regarding their role in preventing human trafficking and
slavery as well as identification of risk.
We are committed to further developing our accountability standards and
procedures specifically to address our contractor's compliance with the
Transparency in Supply Chain Act, as well as an action plan to ensure our
company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply
chain management, receive training on human trafficking and slavery.
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