California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
As an apparel company that may conduct business in the state of California from time to time, we are required to provide you with details of our efforts to address the issue of slave labor and human trafficking in our supply chain.
Dominance Apparel, Inc. has a Global Compliance Program to ensure that suppliers for Dominance Apparel and its affiliates comply with ALL applicable local laws as well as Dominance Apparel’s internal standards related to child labor, wages and benefits, working hours, harassment/abuse, discrimination, health and safety, factory security, freedom of association, environmental compliance, and forced/slave labor, human trafficking.
A summary of specific efforts from the Dominance Apparel’s Global Compliance Program includes:
Supplier Requirements. Suppliers who produce merchandise for Dominance Apparel or its affiliates, customers, and or subsidiaries are provided and expected to adhere to the Global Compliance guidebook and Program Requirements, which outlines our expectations pertaining to social compliance, including slave labor and human trafficking.
Supplier Audits: Factories that produce our merchandise are audited when we believe there is high risk for slave labor and human trafficking. The audits are conducted by approved 3rd party audit firms on our behalf. All auditors are trained to understand our Program, our expectations, and the specific local language and laws in each country. The audits are conducted on site, and involve discussions with workers, management interviews, a review of pertinent factory records, and a physical inspection of the factory and dormitory. After the audit, any violations of our standards are documented, and a detailed corrective action plan is required. Regular follow-up visits are also conducted to ensure efforts are made to correct any violations.
Internal and Supplier Training: Training on all Program Requirements is provided by a lead audit firm to all 3rd party audit firms who conduct social compliance audits on our behalf. Also, Dominance Apparel employees who visit factories as part of their job responsibilities are made aware of the indicators of slave labor and human trafficking, and are required to report any potential issues for further investigation. Vendors must complete annual training reviews and reinforce our Global Compliance Program Requirements in detail. Our training specifically reviews all requirements related to slave labor and human trafficking, and how to identify high risk situations and potential non-compliance. As further reinforcement, we have issued a notification to all of our suppliers outlining our policy related to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, and our right to terminate a supplier if violations related to slave labor or human trafficking are cited.