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Guerlain, a French company, and its affiliated companies (collectively, "Guerlain") supports the goals of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (the "Act") and strives to be a model example of human rights and fair labor practices throughout its business activities.
Guerlain chooses the best suppliers in its field who provide premium quality in both their products and services but also by way of their ethical, social and environmental approaches and beliefs. To this end, Guerlain chooses its suppliers based upon their ethics, honesty, and integrity in their business dealings, as well as the social and environmental principles by which they operate.
The implementation of the Act presents the opportunity for Guerlain to reaffirm its commitment to enforcing measures that fight against slavery and human trafficking.
As a responsible corporate actor, Guerlain has long since integrated standards of the Act into its daily business practices and how our suppliers are selected. Guerlain’s actions in this area include the following:
Verification Requirements for Suppliers
Guerlain has implemented the Guerlain Code of Conduct (the "Code") and requires all suppliers (including their subcontractors involved with the manufacturing procedure for Guerlain’s products) to agree to and adhere to the terms of the Code. The Code sets forth and establishes non-negotiable minimum standards for the Guerlain’s suppliers in the areas of health and safety, labor standards, business integrity, and the environment. In addition, the Guerlain may conduct supplier audits, described below, in order to verify that its suppliers are complying with the Code.
Guerlain audits suppliers that, based upon an analysis of the volume of the supplier's business and the risk of abuses in the country in which the supplier is located, pose a high risk of working condition violations to ensure that its suppliers are compliant with internationally recognized Social Accountability standards such as the Social Accountability Internationals SA8000, an international standardized code of conduct for improving working conditions around the world.
Verification of Supplier Compliance
Guerlain requires its suppliers to sign and to adhere to the Code.
In the event Guerlain becomes aware of any actions or conditions not in compliance with the Code, the Guerlain reserves the right to demand corrective measures as well as the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier who does not comply with the Code.
Training to Company Employees
Guerlain and its employees endeavor to respect the laws and regulations in all countries in which they operate and conducts its business according to principles outlined in the International Labour Organization and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Guerlain will continue to evolve and adapt its policies and procedures to a changing world in order to reflect Guerlain’s unwavering commitment to ethical business principles.