DECIEM – California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Effective March 8, 2022
DECIEM Beauty Group Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, "DECIEM," “we,” “us,” “our”) respect human rights and recognize the importance of safe working conditions around the world.
As a company subject to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (Cal. Civ. Code § 1714.43), we are publicly disclosing our efforts to help eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our supply chains, so that you may make informed decisions when purchasing products.
DECIEM implements and maintains policies and procedures that require DECIEM as well as its contractors to conduct business in a lawful, ethical and responsible manner.
Prior to engaging any new suppliers, DECIEM internally evaluates such suppliers and requires them to operate in compliance with DECIEM policies including but not limited to our Supplier Code of Conduct. Our Supplier Code of Conduct, in conjunction with our standard purchasing contracts, requires that suppliers be in full compliance with all applicable governmental, legal, regulatory and professional rules and regulations. Our Supplier Code of Conduct includes DECIEM’s prohibition on employing children, using or benefiting from human trafficking, prison labor, indentured labor or bonded labor and engaging in any kind of physical, verbal, psychological or sexual abuse, harassment or any other forms of intimidation or misconduct.
All new suppliers must agree to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct before they are awarded our business.
For the suppliers we share with The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (“ELC”), our parent company, ELC contracts with third parties to conduct on-site audits for ELC suppliers that are selected based on criteria such as geography, type of material and impact to the business. ELC also assesses certain ELC suppliers against environmental and social criteria using a third-party sustainability ratings platform. If non-compliance is discovered, then the remedies may include, among other things, termination of business with DECIEM or the development and implementation of a corrective action plan that would need to be implemented within a certain fixed time period.
To ensure that our suppliers respect and enforce our company standards and applicable laws and regulations, we contractually require suppliers to comply with DECIEM policies, including but not limited to our Supplier Code of Conduct, and all applicable laws and regulations.
Non-compliance with DECIEM policies, including company standards regarding slavery and trafficking, can result in corrective action or termination, depending on the number of non-compliances found and their severity. DECIEM works with our employees and suppliers to develop action plans to resolve any such instances of non-compliance. While we believe in sustainable remediation, we reserve the right to terminate a business relationship with an employee or supplier if it is deemed necessary.
All DECIEM employees, including those who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, must review and agree to comply with our Employee Code of Conduct, so each employee is better able to identify and report risks associated with unethical or unlawful behavior at any stage in DECIEM’s supply chain.
An employee who violates a provision of our Employee Code of Conduct, condones or knowingly fails to report a possible violation, intentionally makes a false report or fails to cooperate fully in any investigation of any violation will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.