Lamps Plus is committed to ensuring that our supply chain reflects Lamps Plus' values and respect for human rights and the environment.
Lamps Plus has periodically assessed risks associated with its supply chain, including that of its affiliates and business units. When we identify areas of non-compliance, our goal is to work with our vendors to help resolve issues, improve compliance and promote better working conditions. We have a zero tolerance policy for extreme violations such as the use of child labor, forced labor, or human trafficking and any such violation would result in termination of our business relationship with the offending vendor.
All vendors we contract with must currently represent and warrant that they are in compliance with all local and international laws, rules and regulations, including but not limited to laws relating to labor and workers’ rights and practices, discrimination; and environmental laws and regulations.
We are updating our certification and intend to implement a revised version for all vendors. Our updated certification will require vendors to certify that (1) all goods (including all materials incorporated therein) have been produced and delivered in full compliance with all applicable local and international laws, rules and regulations, including but not limited to those relating to wage and hour, labor and child labor, forced labor, slavery and human trafficking, health and safety, labor and workers’ rights and practices, discrimination, environmental, and customs/trade, as well as with all of Lamps Plus’ standards and requirements; and (2) it has an effective compliance program in place for itself and all of its owned and contracted suppliers and factories to ensure all goods are produced in full compliance with all such laws and requirements, including all that pertain to the prevention of human trafficking and slavery.
Lamps Plus has a program to ensure compliance with our supplier including on-site audits of suppliers in the developing world. Lamps Plus personnel who perform on-site audits are trained to recognize and report non-compliance with our expectations. In addition, Lamps Plus’ relevant personnel are skilled to recognize environment health, safety and labor red flags, including red flags relating to forced labor, and to report and investigate all suspicions of improper conduct at all suppliers globally.
In addition to our ongoing internal efforts to educate our employees on ethical supply chain practices, we are currently developing a more formalized training program for all employees responsible for supply chain management and compliance, as well as updating our employment handbook and other materials distributed to employees to address issues on human slavery and trafficking.
This disclosure applies to all Lamps Plus affiliates.