California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
What is the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act?
This Act requires retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to publicly disclose their efforts to prevent slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. Slavery and human trafficking can take many forms, including forced labor and child labor. The purpose of this disclosure is to allow consumers to make better and more informed choices regarding the products they buy and the companies they choose to support.
Tilly’s is committed to complying with the law and upholding the highest standards of third party conduct everywhere we do business. This commitment does not end with Tilly’s, as we expect all companies and individuals with whom we work to do the same. Therefore, we require our suppliers, merchants, customers, vendors, agents, and other third parties to follow the values and principles set forth in our Third Party Code of Conduct, which is available on our webpage.
What does Tilly’s do to prevent slavery and human trafficking it its supply chain?
1. Tilly’s requires all suppliers to certify, with each product order, that their goods were not produced using convict, forced labor or child labor. Further, Tilly’s requires all suppliers to certify that their facilities provided workers with a safe and healthy work environment and that they the supplier was in compliance with all occupational health, safety and environmental protection laws. Tilly’s does not independently verify a supplier’s certification regarding how the products in their supply chain were produced.
2. Tilly’s specifically reserves the right to inspect a supplier’s facilities at any time to confirm their compliance with our safety and legal standards, which includes our standards against human trafficking and slavery. Tilly’s can perform this inspection itself or through a third party and may be announced or unannounced depending on the circumstances.
3. Tilly’s requires all suppliers to certify, with each purchase order, that the materials in their product comply with all laws of the country where they do business, including the anti-slavery and human trafficking laws.
4. Tilly’s holds suppliers accountable if they fail to meet our standards against slavery and human trafficking. Tilly’s will cease doing business with a supplier that violates these standards.
5. Tilly’s keeps its employees informed of the risks of human trafficking and slavery in a supply chain and is currently developing a formal company training policy.