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The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires qualifying retailers and manufacturers doing business in the state of California to disclose efforts to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from its supply chains. The following is the response of Alamo Group Inc., on behalf of itself and all of its member companies.
With our global operations that import and export goods and services, it is the policy of Alamo Group Inc., as well as all of our member companies, to observe and comply with all laws applicable to us and our operations wherever our business is located, including, while not referenced directly by name, anti-slavery and human trafficking laws. This policy is enshrined within our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Procedures (the "Code"). All of our employees, officers and directors are asked to adhere to the Code.
Any violations or suspected violations of the Code are encouraged to be reported promptly. We have an "open door" policy which allows employees to take their concerns to higher levels of management. We also have systems in place for the submitting of anonymous reports of any violations or suspected violations. It is a violation of the Code to fail to report violations of the Code or to intimidate or impose any form of retribution on any covered party who in good faith reports suspected violations.
Disciplinary measures which may be invoked for Code violations include, but are not limited to, counseling, oral or written reprimands, warnings, probation or suspension without pay, demotions, reductions in salary, termination of employment and restitution, depending, among other things, on the severity and frequency of the violations.
Currently, we do not: (1) engage in verification of product supply chains to evaluate or address risks of human trafficking and slavery; (2) conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with anti-slavery and human trafficking standards; (3) require our suppliers to certify that they comply with anti-slavery and human trafficking laws in the country or countries in which they do business; (4) other than as set forth in our Code, maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors for failing to meet anti-slavery and human trafficking standards; or (5) provide company employees or management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management with training on anti-slavery and human trafficking laws.