Human Trafficking Policy
Oatey Company, its affiliates, divisions, and subsidiaries are proud to conduct
business in a manner that is both environmentally and socially responsible. This
commitment to honesty, integrity, and humanity has existed for nearly 100 years
and will continue as we expand our business activities and work with suppliers domestically
and globally to meet customers’ needs.
Human trafficking and slavery are intolerable practices that clearly go against
everything we believe in. When choosing new suppliers and evaluating existing ones,
we look for companies that share our values. Because of this, we require that our
suppliers certify in writing that they understand our Supplier Code of Conduct,
which prohibits the use of child, forced, or compelled labor. Periodically, our
employees conduct announced audits of our suppliers to ensure that they conform
to our expectations.
Although we do not currently have in place formal internal standards or procedures
regarding slavery and trafficking, other than the Supplier Code of Conduct, we expect
that our employees and contractors will uphold all of our values and we consider
it to be a serious issue to be handled on a case-by-case basis when these expectations
are not met.
To that end, we have provided training to employees with direct responsibility for
our supply chain in order to increase their awareness of these issues.