California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (CATSCA)
CATSCA legislation becomes effective on January 1, 2012. This legislation requires that manufacturers doing business in California ($100M+) disclose the efforts they take to ensure product supply chains are free of slave labor and human trafficking. The intent of this legislation is to help consumers make informed choices and to encourage businesses to ensure humane practices throughout the supply chain.
Specifically, the California entities of Saint-Gobain must disclose the extent that we:
Verify product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery.
Audit suppliers to evaluate compliance with our company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains.
Require direct suppliers to certify compliance with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which the suppliers are doing business.
Maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees and/or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking.
Provide company employees, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of product.
Saint-Gobain requests that all products supplied to our manufacturing facilities in the state of California comply with the company's policy of compliance with the California Transparency of Supply Chains Act of 2010.
Additional information on CATSCA requirements can be found here.