Compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 was designed to increase the amount of information made available by retailers and manufacturers regarding their efforts to address human trafficking and slavery, thereby allowing consumers to make better and more informed choices regarding the products they buy and the companies they choose to support.
We at GTO Access Systems LLC and our affiliated companies (collectively, “GTO”) believe that workers at our facilities and at our suppliers’ facilities have the right to freely choose employment and not be subjected to exploitation as a condition of employment. GTO is committed to providing a supportive, professional, and respectful work environment for our own employees, and we would never knowingly conduct business with a supplier who engages in forced labor, child labor, human trafficking, or slavery. To this end, we have taken steps to better ensure the absence of these prohibited activities in our supply chain.
Our Supply Partners Code of Conduct (the “Supply Partner Code”) seeks to proactively combat the problem of human trafficking and slavery by holding our supply partners accountable to take greater social responsibility for their participation in the global economy. As part of a collaborative effort to ensure that forced labor and human trafficking do not occur in the supply chain, the Supply Partner Code requires that our partners:
• Comply with all national and local laws, including those relating to labor, human trafficking, and slavery;
• Ensure that, in all of the stages of the process to provide products to GTO, all labor is voluntary, and that (i) child, forced, bonded, prison, or indentured labor has not been used; (ii) workers have maintained control over their identity documents; and (iii) workers have been given rest days and the working hours are consistent with local regulations and not excessive;
• Use hiring practices that accurately verify age and ability to work legally;
• Are committed to a workplace free of harassment, unlawful discrimination, and harsh and inhumane treatment; and
• Pay all workers at least the minimum wage and benefits required by applicable laws and regulations.
The Supply Partner Code is available here and a copy is also provided to our suppliers in connection with the supplier onboarding process.
Furthermore, GTO’s standard contractual terms – including the terms and conditions of purchase and standard supply agreement for use with strategic suppliers – require that suppliers comply with all GTO policies, as well as all applicable laws and regulations, including those relating to human trafficking and slavery. In addition, GTO’s standard supply agreement specifically requires that suppliers manufacture products and parts without the use of child labor or prison labor and in adequate working conditions reasonably providing for the health and safety of the supplier’s employees.
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