California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
Effective January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its direct supply chain. Dixon Valve & Coupling Company is committed to ensuring that its employees and suppliers take appropriate steps to mitigate the risk of human trafficking and slavery from occurring in any aspects of its supply chain. In accordance with the Act, Dixon Valve & Coupling makes the following disclosures:
Verification of Supply Chain
Dixon Valve & Coupling verifies product supply chains through several methods, including site evaluations, inspections, and other means. Third parties are not utilized for verification.
Evaluation of Supplier Compliance
Dixon Valve & Coupling does not conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards specifically for trafficking and slavery in supply chains.
Dixon Valve & Coupling requires as a condition of contract that all suppliers commit to comply with applicable laws and regulations, but does not require suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business.
Internal Accountability Standards
Dixon Valve & Coupling does not maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking. However, Dixon’s mission, visions and values are an integral part of the company culture and are the foundation on which Dixon conducts all business.
Dixon Valve & Coupling does not provide company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery.