EUROPEAN SUPPLY CHAIN ACT
TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT
Our compliance with all labor laws – along with our commitment to treating everyone with dignity and respect – includes full compliance with the European Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2022. This legislation seeks to increase the information made available by manufacturers and retailers regarding their efforts to address slavery and human trafficking throughout their global supply chains. KODAWARI FAMILY, SASU (“kodawari family” or the “Company”) has a long-standing commitment to operate all of our facilities in compliance with all local, state and federal laws, and to manage our business ethically and with a sense of responsibility and stewardship – including compliance with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations. Further, we are committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect.
KODAWARI FAMILY requires that our associates and anyone working on our behalf – including business partners, vendors, service providers, independent contractors and each of their subcontractors – comply with all the laws and regulations in the countries in which they and KODAWARI FAMILY operate, as well as with the Company's procedures and policies.
In particular, KODAWARI FAMILY requires that everyone in our supply chains adhere to an absolute prohibition on the use of human trafficking, slavery orinvoluntary labor of any kind, including child labor and indentured labor. Our supply chain partners must comply with all applicable national or local laws concerning age requirements, child labor, working conditions, hours worked and wages earned. Working conditions must comply with all applicable laws regarding safe, healthy and clean worksite conditions.
In many instances, KODAWARI FAMILY requires its supply chain partners to certify and warrant their compliance with these standards.We maintain the right to monitor compliance with this policy through the unannounced inspection of facilities by third-party monitors as well as by KODAWARI FAMILY representatives. We require our supply chain partners to maintain onsite documentation regarding their compliance with this policyand to permit full access to facilities for inspection of worker records. Our supply chain partners must also make workers available for confidential interviews, without fear of retaliation.
Compliance with all provisions of these standards is mandatory for KODAWARI FAMILY associates and our supply chain partners. We reserve the right to terminate our business relationship with anyone who violates the law, these standards or any applicable Company policy.
In connection with our commitment to enforce and uphold the principles set forth in the Act, KODAWARI FAMILY provides training on recognizing the warning signs of human trafficking and slaver to those employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management.