California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
SUVERIA supports the goals of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (“Act”) and strives to be a model example of human rights and fair labor practices throughout its business activities.
SUVERIA chooses the best suppliers in its field – those who lead not only in terms of the quality of their products and services but also by way of their social and environmental approaches. To this end, SUVERIA chooses its suppliers based upon both their ethics and integrity in their business dealings, as well as the social and environmental principles by which they operate.
The implementation of the Act presents the opportunity for SUVERIA to reaffirm its commitment to enforcing measures that fight against slavery and human trafficking.
As a responsible corporate actor, SUVERIA has long since integrated standards of the Act into its daily business.
SUVERIA actions in this area include the following:
SUVERIA recognizes the importance of fair labor practices within our company and our supply chain. SUVERIA condemns the evils of human trafficking and slavery and understands the importance of eradicating the practices worldwide. It is our goal that third party suppliers within our supply chain comply with all applicable laws regarding human trafficking and slavery. To this end:
Verification of Supply Chain. SUVERIA is in the process of verifying (with both internal and external auditors) its supply chains to address risks of human trafficking and slavery. Our policy is to work with suppliers that do not use forced labor of any kind. SUVERIA will not work with any supplier who it determines engages in human trafficking, slavery, or other forms of forced labor.
- Audits. SUVERIA LLC conducts selected overall audits of suppliers, including audits regarding conditions of work and notably the use of forced labor. Such audits have been conducted by both internal and external auditors and have been conducted on both an unannounced and announced basis. Some of these audits have been based on the International Standard: Social Accountability 8000.
- Supplier Certification. Efforts are made to obtain from direct suppliers certification that the products they are producing for SUVERIA LLC comply with applicable labor laws. Prohibitions against forced labor and human trafficking are part of our purchase order standard terms and conditions.
- Accountability. Senior leadership at SUVERIA LLC supports our commitment to fair employment practices. Employees who are responsible for supply chain management shall be held accountable for ensuring that SUVERIA does not work with suppliers that use forced labor or who engage in human trafficking. In the event of a potential violation of this principle, we would take appropriate remedial action based on the circumstances, including, but not limited to, promptly addressing the issue with the supplier, conducting audits to confirm that the supplier has addressed and remedied any potential violations, and/or terminating our business relationship with the supplier.
- Training. SUVERIA LLC provides training to its employees with direct responsibility for supply chain management regarding issues of human trafficking and slavery.
SUVERIA LLC is committed to fair employment practices and the upholding of human rights and will continue to take all appropriate measures to prevent human rights violations (including slavery and human trafficking) in its supply chains.