Under the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act of 2010 (Cal. Civil Code 1714.43), many manufacturers and retail sellers doing business in California must disclose information regarding their efforts to address the risk of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains.
INFICON is committed to conducting business in an ethical and responsible manner and is opposed to slavery and human trafficking and these standards are expressed in our Global Business and Ethics Policies. INFICON prohibits the use of child labor and use of forced, bonded, or indentured labor practices and prison labor in our Operations. We expect our suppliers to comply with these same business and ethical standards and all applicable laws.
To evaluate and address the risks of slavery and human trafficking in our product supply chains under the Act, INFICON’s verification process consists solely of asking our most significant direct suppliers, based on spend, of materials incorporated into their products to comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the countries in which they are doing business. We have ongoing interaction, conduct regular visits, and perform internal audits of these most significant suppliers. We do not engage third party auditors to conduct independent and unannounced audits of our suppliers. We do not require our suppliers to certify to specific laws regarding slavery and human trafficking, however they do certify to compliance with all statutes, rules, regulations and orders of the United States as well as the countries in which they are doing business.
INFICON has training on our Global Business and Ethics Policies, which includes a specific sub-section on ‘Prevention of Child or Forced Labor’, for all company employees. INFICON’s Global Business and Ethics Policies contain a mechanism to report potential ethical, legal or regulatory violations related to our employees and all business partners. We have internal accountability standards and procedures in the event an employee fails to meet company Business and Ethics Policies. INFICON has not developed specific training nor accountability procedures related to slavery and human trafficking for its supply chain partners, however all supplier relationships may be terminated for violations of all statutes, rules, regulations and orders of the United States as well as the countries in which they are doing business.
This statement was last updated April 22, 2014. All future updates to our policies and practices related to this Act will be posted on this site.