California Transparency in the Supply Chain Act
At Blu Dot, we are committed to ensuring everything we design and make is done so in a sustainably and socially responsible way. To that end, we conduct business in an ethical and fair manner, and we expect our suppliers to do the same.
As part of Blu Dot’s commitment to ensuring socially responsible practices, we expect that our suppliers and their suppliers and subcontractors strive for a culture of quality and adopt the minimum standards included in our Code of Conduct as a way of doing business. Blu Dot requires our suppliers to sign and agree to the terms of our Code of Conduct, which commits them to working with us to develop and maintain their facilities, policies, and procedures so that we may follow through on our shared commitment toward socially responsible practices.
Blu Dot expects our employees and all suppliers and their subcontractors to comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (15 U.S.C. §§78dd-1 et. seq.), also known as the “FCPA,” and any other applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, and refrain from using forced labor in any of its forms. In addition, we expect suppliers and their sub-contractors to obey all national, regional/state, and local laws, as well as regulations of the jurisdictions in which they operate and to follow all applicable industry standards.
Blu Dot requires all suppliers to sign a Code of Conduct Policy that certifies they will never use direct or indirect forced, bonded, indentured or prison labor or any other form of human trafficking, including within their own supply chain. Blu Dot requires suppliers to make all their facilities available for scheduled and random, unannounced audits and product inspections. Blu Dot staff and/or third party inspectors are often on-site at our suppliers’ facilities to monitor the manufacturing process and see firsthand that suppliers are honoring our agreement and are in compliance with our Code of Conduct.
To ensure compliance with all requirements under Blu Dot’s Code of Conduct policy, including standards against human trafficking and slavery in the supply chain, Blu Dot requires suppliers to make all their facilities available for scheduled and random, unannounced audits and product inspections, which may be conducted by Blu Dot staff or by third party inspectors.
Blu Dot requires suppliers to sign a Code of Conduct that certifies they will never use -- either directly or indirectly -- forced, bonded, indentured or prison labor or any other form of human trafficking within their own supply chain. Blu Dot has a zero-tolerance policy toward any supplier that is found to participate in slavery and human trafficking, including within their own supply chain.
Blu Dot requires all its employees and suppliers to comply with federal, state and international law, as well as the local laws of the area in which each supplier operates. Blu Dot holds all if its staff and suppliers accountable for knowing and understanding these laws as well as monitoring execution of Blu Dot’s Code of Conduct Policy. All staff and employees must immeditaley report any violations or suspected violations of local laws and/or Blu Dot’s Code of Conduct.
Blu Dot is dedicated to responsible and ethical sourcing and makes available to employees and our suppliers training on responsible sourcing, on laws prohibiting human trafficking and slavery, and on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.