Compliance with California's Transparency in Supply Chain Law
On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chain’s Act took effect in the State of California. This act seeks to eliminate slavery and human trafficking from product supply chains and requires a company to disclose its efforts to ensure that their supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Jerome’s Furniture Warehouse is dedicated to complying with the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act of 2010.
This Notice summarizes the efforts of Jerome’s Furniture Warehouse to promote the eradication of slavery and human trafficking.
Corporate citizenship is a value established by our founding family, and is deeply embedded in Jerome’s culture, and embraced by our company leaders. Jerome’s commitment to corporate citizenship extends to caring for the world around us by acting as a good steward of the environment, and by establishing a supplier code of conduct, setting business practice expectations of our suppliers domestically and around the world.
Jerome’s strictly prohibits slave labor, human trafficking and child labor of any kind with respect to all of its activities, and requires the same of its suppliers and vendors.
Jerome’s sets the highest expectations of its suppliers and are in the process of updating our current supplier code of conduct to include statements and specific adherence requirements for this act. Jerome’s is communicating these expectations to its direct suppliers to ensure that they promptly comply with all applicable laws regarding slavery and human trafficking.
Compliance with our code of conduct will be a condition of doing business with Jerome’s Furniture.
Currently Jerome’s Furniture is evaluating third party monitoring firms, and intends to identify for future audits the use of such third party monitoring firms, along with our own internal resources for adherence to our supplier code of conduct.
Jerome’s will record whether the future audits are independent, and/or announced or unannounced. If Jerome’s finds a supplier to be in noncompliance with our standard’s rule, we will provide such supplier with the opportunity to remedy any potential noncompliance through the implementation of a corrective action plan, and conduct a follow up audit. Should the supplier continue to fail to meet our standards, Jerome’s will eliminate such supplier from its supply chain.
Jerome’s is in the process of updating its standard operating procedures to address removing from the supply chain any suppliers who do not comply with Jerome’s code of conduct relating to slavery and human trafficking.
Jerome’s is also in the process of evaluating and implementing training policies for ensuring that employees and management who have direct responsibility for supplying chain management receive appropriate training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating those who are in the supply chain of the products purchased by Jerome’s, and sold by Jerome’s to its customers.
Jerome’s Furniture is committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking are not part of the supply chain.