we at with212 are committed to giving back. we take extreme pride in using the highest grade eco-friendly materials in our products to keep this world beautiful. we never compromise on safety and respecting the rights of all earth's inhabitants.
with212 is committed to conducting business in a lawful, ethical and responsible manner. we expect our vendors to respect and adhere to the same business philosophy in the operation of their businesses. california law requires companies to disclose their efforts to address the concerns regarding slavery and human trafficking raised by the california transparency in supply chain act of 2010 (the "act”). with212 has a vendor code of conduct which is based on principles of ethical business practices and recognizing the dignity of others, and specifically prohibits the use of involuntary or forced labor, human trafficking, child labor, and harassment and abuse. we share and expect our direct product suppliers (including their designated manufacturing facilities and third parties involved with the manufacturing process) to adhere to and to implement this vendor code of conduct. with212 engages external third party compliance auditing firms to perform announced, semi-announced and unannounced assessments of a selection of our direct product vendors each year to evaluate compliance with our vendor code of conduct. vendors are required to address any non-compliance issue identified during an audit or re-audit. failure to address and correct violations of the vendor code of conduct can result in a reevaluation of our business relationship with such vendor, up to and including termination of the business relationship. however, continuous improvement is a tenet of our compliance program and we examine and develop the best possible strategy to resolve non-compliance issues. additionally, with212 maintains confidential channels for employees to escalate or anonymously report any concerns. we provide training to our employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management with the aim of raising awareness regarding the risks of human trafficking and slavery in supply chains, identifying potential risks, and addressing those risks when human trafficking and slavery are suspected.
creativity, craftsmanship, and careful consideration for how our work affects the natural environment are all integral to our products. all of our suppliers operate under strict requirements to ensure our products are safe, which include complying with all laws, rules and regulations on a worldwide basis. also, we maintain an ongoing product testing program to ensure compliance with our principles and the regulations that govern our business. in addition, we also complete regular, random and unannounced audits and inspections of our suppliers to verify their social performance and working conditions.
we recognize and understand that there is always room to enhance our practices, and we continually assess opportunities to work with our suppliers to further reduce environmental impact, and while there’s more work to do, we pursue that goal aggressively.
Auditing & Monitoring
we are aware that auditing only confirms compliance at the time of the audit, and we continue to look for ways to improve our monitoring program and work with suppliers to create sustainable compliance at their factories. creating workers’ awareness and establishing a channel of communication for reporting issues of non-compliance are two important strategies. we encourage all factories to establish internal grievance procedures and give workers the opportunity to report their concerns directly to the company.