Under the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, large manufacturers are required to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking within their supply chains. The law’s purpose is to educate consumers, allowing them to make informed decisions and purchase goods from companies that responsibly manage their supply chains.
FoxFarm’s policy is to assess our suppliers to verify that they are not at risk for violating anti-slavery and human trafficking laws. We do not use third-party verifiers. Our own internal risk-management team evaluates suppliers, including an analysis of the suppliers’ geographical location, review of the US Department of Labor’s list of goods identified as vulnerable to forced labor, and third-party reports if available. The risk-management team assesses if any suppliers pose a high risk in human trafficking and reports such findings to our executive management team.
FoxFarm does not currently audit suppliers to evaluate their compliance with our anti-slavery and human trafficking company standards.
FoxFarm requires high risk suppliers to certify compliance with laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the countries in which they do business by attesting to the following:
1) Supplier represents that it complies with all applicable laws and regulations, including eradication of forced, indentured, involuntary or compulsory labor in its facilities, and requires its suppliers, including labor brokers and agencies, to do the same.
2) Supplier represents that its supply chain and materials incorporated into its products comply with national and international laws prohibiting slavery and human trafficking.
FoxFarm has developed internal accountability standards and procedures for employees and contractors failing to meet our company standards regarding slavery and trafficking. If and when FoxFarm discovers employee or contractor compliance problems, we provide written notice and a specified period of time to take corrective action.
In the event that FoxFarm receives credible information indicating that there is a possibility that human trafficking or slavery may be an issue with a supplier, we notify the supplier of our expectation that they immediately implement corrective measures.
While we believe in thoughtful remediation, we reserve the right to terminate any business relationship if it is deemed necessary.
FoxFarm employees and management with direct responsibility for supply chain management are provided training on forced labor, including human trafficking and slavery.