On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (CA SB 657) went into effect. This law seeks to increase the quantity of information made available by manufacturers and retailers regarding their efforts, if any, to address slavery and human trafficking within their supply chain. This in turn allows consumers to make better, more informed choices regarding the products they buy and the companies they choose to support.
Health Wright Products, Inc. is committed to the goals of CA SB 657 and compliance with all laws and regulations governing efforts to address and eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our supply chains.
Our high level of expectations are clearly described in our Supplier Code of Conduct which sets forth specific guidelines regarding labor, human rights (including a prohibition on slavery and human trafficking), health and safety and the environment .We require all suppliers to comply by reviewing and signing the Supplier Code of Conduct, stating that they will abide by this code at all times.
We engage with an on-line survey to conduct a multi-level questionnaire to identify any potential areas of risk for human trafficking and slavery within our supply chain. The on-line survey is completed by the supplier and reviewed by our In-house team prior to partnering. We do not currently complete on-site audits with our suppliers however, we do reserve the right to inspect their facilities at any time regarding slavery and human trafficking. Health Wright Products, Inc. will take action upon discovery of violations, including requesting a prompt redress of alleged violations, and corrective actions.
Health Wright Products, Inc. employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, are being provided with training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to identifying and mitigating risks within the supply chain of products.
Through our Supplier Code of Conduct Policy, Health Wright Products, Inc. holds suppliers and contractors accountable to the standards and procedures regarding employee and management compliance with applicable laws and Health Wright Products, Inc. high ethical standards. This is to include only the use of voluntary labor and to refrain from using forced or involuntary labor (including slave labor, indentured labor, prison labor, bonded labor and other forms of labor provided or obtained by force, fraud, coercion or threats) or participating in human trafficking. In compliance with US federal and state laws, Health Wright Products, Inc. itself uses only voluntary labor and does not engage in forced or involuntary labor of any kind or in human trafficking.
We hold our suppliers responsible for holding their vendors to the same high standards. We do not currently require suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into their products comply with laws regarding slavery and human trafficking. It is the responsibility of our suppliers and contractors to verify their vendors.
We have every level of confidence that the raw materials used in our manufacturing processes are produced to meet our high standards of quality and safety. We trust our suppliers to ensure that their supply chains are operated by individuals who are well treated and compensated fairly for their work in accordance with all applicable governmental laws.