Supply Chain Clarity
SofaSavers is committed to ethical and responsible sourcing from its suppliers, and these steps make sure our suppliers share our commitment.
1. Verification of Supply Chains
SofaSavers requires our suppliers to comply with applicable laws related to forced labor and human trafficking, as well as child labor, working hours, harassment, abuse, discrimination, product safety and factory security, in or as part of our supply chain.
We expect that all of our suppliers adhere to a Supplier Code of Conduct, which outlines expectations about slave labor, human trafficking and other social responsibility matters, including:
- Maintaining transparent and current books and records to demonstrate compliance with applicable law and industry standards.
- Maintaining formal written disciplinary procedures for employees that engage in physical, mental, verbal, sexual or other harassing practices and to clearly communicate them to all employees and prospective employees.
2. Inspections of Suppliers
Our suppliers must submit to us or third party inspectors to verify compliance at any time. SofaSavers hired inspectors are expected to understand our supplier standards as well as local laws, rules and regulations in each applicable jurisdiction. Inspections may be conducted on site and may involve discussions or interviews with workers and managers as well as a physical inspection.
Violations are documented and each supplier is expected to prepare and implement a detailed corrective action plan. Unannounced follow-up visits also may be conducted to ensure that violations are addressed.
3. Certification of Suppliers
Our suppliers are required attest in writing that they comply with the legal requirements of all of the countries in which it does business and standards of its industry.
4. Internal Accountability
SofaSavers category management teams are required to monitor our suppliers and submit reports to SofaSavers senior leadership about their steps to comply.
SofaSavers continually works to identify and address emerging supply chain risks for existing and new markets. This work helps us plan for future trends and respond quickly to political and environmental events.
SofaSavers offers training to employees and management responsible for supply chain management to build understanding and capacity to identify and address slavery or human trafficking, as well as other social responsibility issues. For more information regarding our efforts to eradicate human trafficking and slavery in supply chains, please email us at email@example.com.