STATEMENT IN COMPLIANCE WITH CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT
Valid USA, Inc. (“Valid) supports the goals and efforts of The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (the “Act”), which requires certain retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to provide information regarding their efforts to eliminate or prevent human trafficking, slavery, child labor, and unethical labor conditions in their supply chain. To comply with the Act, Valid provides this statement on behalf of its supply chain.
Valid works with confidential information and security services, consequently it upholds the highest standards for integrity, ethics, and trust. Additionally, Valid is bound by the highest standards of the laws and ethics of the jurisdictions applicable to all business dealings.
Verification. Valid generally ensures that the materials purchased from the suppliers have a supply chain that is well-established, in good-standing, and complies with the legal requirements of the jurisdictions in which they operate. Valid believes that its suppliers do not engage in illegal human trafficking, slavery, child labor, and/or unethical labor conditions; however, neither Valid, nor a third party, does any further investigation or evaluation of the supply chains to evaluate such matters.
Audits. Valid expects all of its suppliers to comply with all applicable laws, especially those that require ethical business practices. If Valid suspects that a supplier is engaging in illegal human trafficking, slavery, child labor, and/or unethical labor conditions, Valid may investigate the matter further for evidence. With the exception that Valid may get involved in a supply chain investigation regarding to the illegal activities mentioned previously, Valid does not review or audit their suppliers to evaluate their compliance with anti-slavery and anti-human trafficking laws.
Certification. Valid engages in business with well-established and good-standing suppliers that, to our knowledge, comply with the applicable laws of the jurisdictions where they operate. Valid only requires that its suppliers self-certify that they follow all applicable laws of the jurisdictions where they operate.
Internal Accountability. Valid and its employees are required to conform to all applicable laws and /or policies of the jurisdictions where business is conducted; internal policies that must be followed include Valid’s Employee Handbook and its Code of Ethics and Conduct. Violations to these policies, including human trafficking, slavery, child labor, and/or unethical labor conditions, may result in disciplinary actions, up to and including termination of employment, or other legal actions as appropriate.
Training. With the exception of conducting training of Valid’s Employee Handbook and Code of Ethics and Conduct for new-hire employees and upon changes to these policies, Valid does not currently provide its employees and management with training on slavery and human trafficking.