California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) ("Act") became effective January 1, 2012 in the State of California. The Act requires that certain companies doing business in California disclose their efforts to eliminate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. Kirkland’s fully supports California’s efforts to protect human rights and enforce ethical labor practices.
Kirkland’s is firmly committed to holding itself and its suppliers to the highest legal and ethical standards and Kirkland’s policies covering its suppliers demand that its suppliers do not engage in unethical business practices, including human trafficking and slavery. At this time, Kirkland’s does not have a formal verification program in place to ascertain compliance with such policies.
Kirkland’s does not currently provide specific training on mitigating the risks of human trafficking and slavery to its employees or impose formal standards or procedures prohibiting slavery and human trafficking, but if it becomes aware of a supplier or employee who is acting unethically with respect to human trafficking or slavery in Kirkland’s supply chains, Kirkland’s will take appropriate measures to address the situation.