California Transparency in the Supply Chain Act
Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc., and its various subsidiaries, specifically including Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate & Barrel, Crate & Kids, CB2, and Hudson Grace will be referred to as the "Company" throughout this document. At the Company, we take responsibility for ensuring that our economic activities support our social and environmental standards. In today’s international marketplace, the Company and our agents and vendors must treat individuals employed or engaged by them with the highest level of respect and regard for their rights.
Accordingly, we have adopted the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct for ourselves, as well as our suppliers and agents (collectively, our “Business Partners”), in relation to the production of goods for the Company. As a founding member of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), the Otto Group, our parent company, has developed industry-leading initiatives to prohibit human trafficking and slavery, which we follow. The amfori BSCI Code of Conduct establishes principles that focus on labor protection and improving the working conditions of workers in the supply chain and specifically addresses human trafficking and slavery, stating, in part:
No Bonded Labour: Business partners shall not engage in any form of servitude, forced, bonded, indentured, trafficked or non-voluntary labour.
The Company has taken specific actions as we strive to ensure compliance with the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct and to ban human trafficking and slavery from our supply chain, including:
- Certification: Business Partners are required to certify in writing that they have read and will abide by the terms of the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct.
- Verification, Monitoring and Audit: The Company works with the Otto Group and third-party auditors to monitor and audit our supply chain program in amfori BSCI-identified risk countries, including conducting verification activities to identify, assess and manage the risks of human trafficking. As part of this process, each Business Partner must identify to the Company in writing the production sites used in or tangential to the production of goods or services of any kind for the Company. Then, on a periodic basis, at the Company’s request, each such Business Partner must submit itself and each of its production sites to social audits and/or audits of books and records and/or to a review of its, and its suppliers’, compliance with the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. Such audits and reviews may be conducted by the Company or by an approved third-party auditor, and may be announced or unannounced. When any material non-compliance is discovered, the Company requires immediate remedial action. If a Business Partner is unable or unwilling to comply, or if non-compliance is material or repeated, the Company reserves the right to terminate its relationship with any Business Partner or to require the Business Partner to terminate any of its suppliers working for such partner on the Company’s products or services.
- Training: The Company routinely trains its Sourcing team members in our ethics and social responsibility standards.
- Internal Accountability: The Company requires prompt notification from its Business Partners of any violation of the Code of Conduct. We follow up on any and all reports we receive, and we strictly prohibit retaliation or discipline of any kind, whether by an associate of the Company or a Business Partner, against any person or entity as a result of making a report or raising a concern about compliance.