Open Letter Regarding: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (S.B. 657)
Sunshine Makers, Inc., doing business as Simple Green®, believe in the importance of labor and human rights. As Sunshine Makers, it has been our mission to exclusively manufacture Simple Green® products sourced and made in the USA. We strive to be a socially responsible company dedicated to being a market leader, providing high quality, environmentally safer cleaning products. As a company policy, we do not knowingly employ slaves or trafficked persons. As of January 2012, the employ of slaves or trafficked persons and or the participation in human trafficking were expressly added as prohibitions to our company code of ethics.
Sunshine Makers has employed the following procedures with respect to our business relationships with vendors, partners, and other third parties with whom we conduct business to prevent slavery and human trafficking. All of the following policies went into effect January 1, 2012.
- We have sought to include provisions in our contracts with third party manufacturing to insure their compliance with SB 657; as well as, requiring their affirmation that they do not employ slaves or trafficked persons.
- We have included statements within our manufacturing guidelines regarding compliance with SB 657. We further require all third party manufacturers to affirm that any component material used in the final production of Simple Green products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking and the penalties for non-compliance.
- We plan on including training for all those management personnel involved in the potential hire of services provided to Sunshine Makers on slavery and human trafficking. This training shall include the company's position on slavery and human trafficking; as well as, the procedures associated for violation of said company policy.
Sunshine Makers will not actively engage in the verification or audit procedures of our suppliers. The steps outlined above will be the extent of our voluntary compliance with SB 657. These compliance procedures will be monitored in accordance with our own internal policies.
Sunshine Makers, Inc.