Statement Pursuant to California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
California law requires certain retail sellers and manufacturers that do business in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its supply chain for tangible goods offered for sale. In response to this requirement, Tuff Shed offers the following information.
Tuff Shed acquires the vast majority of its building materials from vendors located in the United States and Canada. Tuff Shed believes that there is a high level of professionalism in law enforcement in the United States and Canada and that the laws of these countries prohibiting human trafficking and slavery are enforced and generally followed and obeyed. Tuff Shed believes that extraordinary measures by the Company to detect and prevent such acts are unlikely to be more effective than those undertaken by law enforcement. Under these circumstances, the Company believes that the following evidences a reasonable response to these issues.
- Verification: The company does not regularly engage in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery, either using internal resources or through a third party.
- Auditing: The Company does not regularly conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards regarding human trafficking and slavery in its supply chain.
- Certification: The Company does not require new suppliers to certify in writing that materials incorporated into its product comply with laws regarding slavery and human trafficking in the country or countries in which they are doing business.
- Internal Accountability: The Company does not maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors who fail to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking, but will handle all such instances that come to its attention on a case by case basis.
- Training: The Company provides no training regarding mitigating risk of human trafficking and slavery issues to company employees and management.