Supply chain transparency
In an effort to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its direct supply chain, Vorwerk, LLC (“Vorwerk”) has undertaken the following steps:
- Vorwerk engages in verification of its product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery. Verification is conducted periodically and, if any risks are identified, Vorwerk takes all necessary steps to mitigate those risks.
- Vorwerk has updated its Supplier Code of Conduct and Vendor Agreements to include language prohibiting the use or facilitation of trafficking or slavery by its suppliers and vendors. Vorwerk may periodically engage an independent auditing company to perform unannounced audits of Vorwerk’s suppliers and vendors in order to evaluate supplier and vendor compliance with these company standards. Based on the results of the audits, Vorwerk takes any necessary corrective actions.
- Vorwerk requires its direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into Vorwerk’s products comply with the Supplier Code of Conduct and all laws addressing slavery and human trafficking of the country in which the suppliers are doing business.
- Vorwerk maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for employees, contractors, suppliers, or vendors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and human trafficking.
Vorwerk does not condone and will not tolerate the use or facilitation of slavery or human trafficking in its supply chain. In addition to the above specified steps, Vorwerk continues to search for steps it can take to assist in the eradication of slavery and human trafficking.
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