SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
DFA is committed to operating with high ethical standards and integrity in all of our dealings with members, employees, customers, partners, suppliers, competitors and the communities in which we carry out our business. Complying with all applicable laws and managing the social, environmental and economic impact of our business model is critical to DFA’s success. We expect and encourage a similar commitment by companies with which we do business to uphold high standards of responsible and ethical behavior. DFA’s Supplier Code of Conduct outlines DFA’s standards and expectations with respect to key areas of social responsibility. Our goal is to work with suppliers and vendors to assure compliance with these requirements.
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CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT OF 2010
In compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, below is the action that DFA is taking or planning to take beginning January 1, 2012, related to each of the five sections of the Act.
Verification: DFA conducts periodic risk assessments of its supply chain to evaluate the risks of human trafficking and slavery.
Auditing: DFA is evaluating what, if any, audits can be performed in a practical and cost-effective manner to eliminate the risk of products from the supply chain that may have been produced by victims of slavery or human trafficking.
Certification: DFA requires that our direct suppliers confirm that the materials used in the products purchased by DFA comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking by including standard compliance terms in DFA’s Terms and Conditions of Purchase; DFA’s Vendor Quality Expectation Manual; and DFA’s Supplier Code of Conduct.
Internal Accountability: DFA diligently enforces its internal policies and procedures to ensure that DFA employees and contractors meet the standards regarding slavery and human trafficking.
Training: DFA conducts periodic training to educate and train employees with direct responsibility for supply chain management on the risks of slavery and human trafficking and ways to mitigate those risks specific to DFA’s supply chain.