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Scosche's position on Forced Labor and Human Trafficking
We firmly believe that no business should ever be complicit in the area of human rights and human rights abuses. Scosche Industries (Scosche) recognizes the devastating effects of forced labor and human trafficking on society and prohibits any such form throughout our wholesale trade operations as part of our corporate social responsibility and commitment to legal compliance.
How does Scosche enforce its prohibition of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking?
Scosche has standard policies and procedures that require compliance with all laws and corporate policies, which includes this policy against Forced Labor and Human Trafficking. All employees are required to acknowledge their commitment to understand and comply with the Scosche policies. Employees also receive training on policy compliance.
As a condition to doing business with Scosche, our suppliers must agree, by way of binding contracts, to adopt policies and practices that support the eradication of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking, including the execution of Scosche's Supplier Certification of Social Responsibility.
Scosche also has the right to make periodic, unannounced inspections of our suppliers' facilities and the facilities of our suppliers' contractors and business partners. Such inspections may include an audit and review of financial books and records.
How does Scosche maintain accountability?
Scosche has an internal process for employees to utilize in the event of any policy violation that includes the option of making an anonymous complaint. Employees receive periodic training on how to resolve disputes and address non-compliance of policies.
Scosche works closely with its suppliers to correct any breaches of its Certification of Social Responsibility. Scosche's suppliers that breach the Certification will be properly informed and if not in compliance, further action will be taken including but not limited to termination of their supply agreement.
Scosche maintains a strong commitment and resolve regarding human rights and corporate responsibility. Our vigilance in these areas is enduring and our work goes on. We continue to work to recognize and respect both internationally and domestically recognized human rights and the statutes that support them.
Conflict Minerals Statement
“Conflict Minerals” refers to certain minerals and their derivatives, mined in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries or
“Conflict Regions”, where revenues generated by their sale may directly or indirectly finance armed groups engaged in civil war resulting in serious social and environmental abuses.
“Conflict Minerals” are defined as; Columbite-Tantalite (derivative metal Tantalum), Cassiterite (derivative metal Tin), Wolframite (derivative metal Tungsten) and Gold.
“Conflict Regions” are defined as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.
Scosche Industries takes human rights seriously and has procedures in place to help ensure that our suppliers comply with the
“Electronic Industry Code-of-Conduct” and that minerals are procured from environmentally and socially responsible sources. In addition, Scosche expects our suppliers to continuously monitor both direct and indirect supply chains to avoid procurement of minerals from
“Conflict Regions” and to be forthright with us in sharing compliance information.
All Scosche suppliers must:
• Comply with all national and other applicable laws and regulations, and require their suppliers do the same (including labor agencies).
• Adopt sound human rights practices and treat workers fairly and with dignity and respect.
• Provide a safe and healthy working environment for their workers.
• Conduct business operations in a way that protects and sustains the environment.
• Maintain management systems that measure, improve and communicate their company's labor, health, and safety, environmental performance, and uphold the highest standards of ethics.
In selecting and retaining qualified suppliers, Scosche Industries will show preference to suppliers that meet or exceed these requirements.