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California Transparency in Supply Chains Act




 California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010

K. V. Mart Co. (“Company”) is committed to conducting its business in a lawful and ethical manner, and expects its vendors to conduct themselves in the same manner.  The Company has implemented various policies and procedures in an attempt to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its supply chains.

As a condition of doing business with the Company, vendors must agree that they shall not use any form of slavery or human trafficking in their supply chains.  Vendors must also ensure that any subcontractor used in the manufacturing or distribution of any product sold to the Company complies with the same standards.

The Company has implemented a verification process, which is used to evaluate and address the risks of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain.  The audit verification will be done internally, and is not an independent, unannounced audit.

The Company will perform audits of its vendors to monitor the vendors’ ongoing compliance with the Company’s policy.  These audits are not conducted by a third party, and will be done on both an announced and unannounced basis.

The Company provides training on slavery and human trafficking to company employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management.  The training includes awareness of slavery and human trafficking risks in the supply chain and efforts to mitigate these risks.

The Company maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for employees and contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking.  It is expected and required that all employees and contractors comply with these standards.