California Transparency in
In 2010, California passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act. This law, which became effective January 1, 2012, requires retailers and manufacturers who conduct business within the state of California and have gross worldwide sales over $100 million, to provide public notice of the steps that their company has taken to address the issue of slavery and human trafficking within its manufacturing supply chain. The purpose of this statute is to enable consumers to make informed decisions regarding the purchasing of products.
Supply Chains Act Statement
Meda employs several separate efforts to combat ethical issues, such as slavery and human trafficking, within Meda's manufacturing facilities and supply chains. This includes supporting the United Nations' Global Compact, which is a platform for the United Nations to collaborate with multi-national corporations to help support human rights and labor standards. It is a requirement of Meda that all employees undergo corporate training outlining these corporate beliefs.
In addition, Meda has required its largest suppliers to review and attest to the "Meda Supplier Code of Conduct". By signing this document, Meda's largest suppliers attested that they do not utilize either child labor or bonded, indentured, or involuntary prison labor.
Lastly, Meda does not currently have a formal process by which an auditor documents potential slavery and human trafficking violations within the supply chain; however, Meda's auditors are aware of the issues of slavery and human trafficking, and understand the importance of escalating such a finding or observation. Meda continues to evaluate and consider new ways in which it can better evaluate all ethical issues, including slavery and human trafficking, within the scope of its business.