The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
iHerb, Inc. makes this disclosure pursuant to The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, a law which is designed to increase the amount of information manufacturers and retailers make publicly available regarding their efforts to address the issue of slavery and human trafficking. iHerb is in favor of eradicating any such conduct from its supply chains in order to provide our customers with quality products free from the taint of slavery and human trafficking. For example:
Vendor/Supplier Agreements. iHerb is working to implement standard purchasing agreements with new and existing vendors that contains a provision requiring them to certify compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. Suppliers agreeing to this provision must now specifically certify that materials incorporated into their products and sold to iHerb comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking in the country or countries in which they do business.
Company Verification. iHerb strives to establish close working relationships with its suppliers. The company does not employ or rely on third parties to verify its product supply chains in order to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery.
Audits. iHerb currently does not conduct onsite audits of its suppliers. Many of iHerb’s vendors have their own codes of conduct and auditing programs in place to ensure they are working to eliminate human trafficking and slavery.
Management Training and Accountability. In addition to the requirements placed on our vendors, iHerb communicates its commitment to elimination of forced labor to applicable employees in its own workforce. iHerb will promptly address and remedy any circumstances of which it becomes aware of employees who fail to meet iHerb’s standards regarding forced labor.