California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
As of January 1, 2012, many companies manufacturing or selling products in the state of California will be required to disclose their efforts to address the issue of forced labor and human trafficking, regarding the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657). This law was designed to increase the amount of information made available by companies with regard to efforts to eradicate forced labor and human trafficking, thereby allowing consumers to make better, more informed choices regarding the products they buy and the companies they choose to support.
Forced labor and human trafficking can take many forms, including child labor. Pacific Alliance USA Inc has a zero-tolerance policy for both forced labor and child labor and we are committed to ensuring that our supply chain reflects our respect for human rights.
Our relationships with suppliers are based on lawful, efficient and fair practices. We expect our suppliers to obey the laws that require them to treat workers fairly, and provide a safe and healthy work environment. We require our manufacturing facilities to confirm in writing that they conform to these standards, and we maintain a file of these certifications.
We also reserve the right to make periodic, unannounced inspections of our suppliers’ facilities to verify each supplier’s compliance with our sourcing guidelines and other requirements. Such on-site inspections are conducted by either our internal team or by a third party company, and we reserve the right to terminate the relationship with any supplier who fails to comply with our requirements.