The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) is designed to increase the amount of information made available by manufacturers and retailers regarding efforts to address the issue of slavery and human trafficking.
Bush believes that workers at its suppliers’ facilities have the right to freely choose employment. Bush further expects that all suppliers who do business with Bush and its subsidiaries will comply with all applicable laws, including the laws against forced or involuntary labor. This expectation is embodied in the Bush Social Responsibility policy. Specifically, the Inclusiveness Section of the Social Responsibility policy requires all Bush employees to comply with all applicable laws, including civil rights, human rights and labor laws around the world. A copy of the Bush Social Responsibility Policy is located in the Social Responsability article .
Bush is not aware of any of its suppliers engaging in human trafficking or slavery. Accordingly, Bush does not audit its suppliers for compliance with or require suppliers to certify compliance with the laws regarding human trafficking and slavery, verify its supply chains to evaluate the risks of human trafficking or slavery, provide training relating thereto, or maintain internal accountability standards relating thereto. Bush does, however, do site visits at certain suppliers prior to engaging in business with such suppliers. If Bush were to become aware of a supplier engaging in human trafficking or slavery, it would take immediate and thorough steps to ensure that such supplier was removed from Bush’s supply chain.
This disclosure applies to all consolidated Bush subsidiaries that are California taxpayers subject to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act