California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (CTSCA)
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (“Act”), effective January 1, 2012, requires retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose on their websites their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chain for tangible goods offered for sale. Cal. Civ. Code § 1714.43(a)(1).
Saint-Gobain Corporation (“Saint-Gobain”) has been a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2003 and further added its support to the 2008 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These are aligned to the Saint-Gobain’s Principles of Conduct and Action that explicitly include workers health, safety and employment rights. Moreover, Saint-Gobain endeavors to comply with all applicable laws and employment regulations and does not engage or participate in forced labor or human trafficking. Accordingly, the economic, social and environmental requirements of sustainable development are fundamental elements in the strategy of the Saint-Gobain.
It is Saint-Gobain’s expectation that its suppliers will conduct themselves in a lawful and ethical manner. To that end, Saint-Gobain requests that all suppliers which provide over $100,000 USD of product to Saint-Gobain per year to review and comply with the Supplier Charter and provides suppliers Purchase Order Terms and Conditions (United States) / Purchase Order Terms and Conditions (Canada) for guidance. Since 2012, the Supplier Charter has been provided to suppliers and specifically references the goal of the elimination and rejection of forced labor.
Saint-Gobain has the ability to conduct third party audits and on site auditing of suppliers as appropriate and necessary. Suppliers that do not provide the required certification may be identified for audit by the company's third party auditor.
Further, Saint-Gobain supports an internal whistleblowing policy and actively encourages the reporting and exposure of unethical behavior.