The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) requires many companies, including Aptina, to disclose on their websites the efforts they take to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. SB 657 requires disclosures regarding verification, auditing, certification, internal accountability and training.
At our core, Aptina's core business philosophy is to conduct business with uncompromising integrity and professionalism. Because of this, the company has worked diligently to ensure that we have openly communicated with our suppliers our position as it relates to Supply Chains Act (SB 657). Aptina has confirmed via questionnaire to each supplier and through collecting responses that these suppliers are in agreement with the Supply Chains Act. For those suppliers providing unacceptable responses, Aptina has followed up with additional inquiries.
We believe that our suppliers' agreement and confirmation is accurate and reflects our position of no human trafficking and slavery in our supply chain. Suppliers must comply with no human trafficking and slavery within our supply chain regardless of local business practices or social customs, and at Aptina’s request, demonstrate adherence.
Aptina reserves the right to audit its suppliers. While Aptina has not engaged third parties to conduct audits, some of our suppliers may have been audited by other companies. Audits are typically announced prior to being conducted.
Aptina’s standard terms and conditions require compliance with all applicable laws, including laws against slavery or human trafficking.
Aptina requires all team members and contractors to follow the standards and principals set forth in Aptina’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. Team members who fail to comply are subject to disciplinary action and contractors who fail to comply may be dropped from Aptina’s supply chain.
Aptina provides managers and its employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management with knowledge and information regarding Aptina’s requirements.