The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) requires manufacturers and retailers doing business in California to report on their website the activities they engage in to ensure that their supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Since 1996, CAPTEK® Softgel International, Inc. has been committed to conducting our affairs in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. CAPTEK also seeks strong partnerships with suppliers who share these same values. It is with these principles in mind that we require our suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct which sets forth specific guidelines regarding labor, human rights (including a prohibition on slavery and human trafficking), health and safety and the environment.
Qualification Program: The CAPTEK Supplier Qualification Program Questionnaire contains representation that our business partners are in compliance with applicable federal, state, and/or provincial, regional, municipal, and local laws, codes, ordinances, decrees, permits, registrations and orders. We specifically highlight the requirement to comply with laws addressing human trafficking, forced labor and slavery. Direct suppliers are required to certify that materials provided comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business.
Auditing: Based on the risk assessment conducted as part of CAPTEK’s Supplier Qualification Program, CAPTEK may perform on-site audits of our supply chain partners to ensure compliance with applicable laws, including compliance with prohibition on slavery and human trafficking. Upon completion of all audits, the identified issues and recommendations to rectify violations observed will be discussed and documented. All identified issues will be addressed as noted.
Accountability: CAPTEK maintains internal accountability standards for its own compliance with US federal and state laws including those relating to lawful labor practices. CAPTEK intends to hold suppliers accountable for their non-compliance with CAPTEK’s Supplier Code of Conduct.
We are members of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX). We support mutual recognition platforms for audits to encourage our business partners to focus on remediation and improvements rather than re-audit by multiple customers. If CAPTEK discovers a violation of our Supplier Code of Conduct by a supplier, we will investigate the matter and take appropriate actions to mitigate the risk by either terminating the relationship or remediating to ensure our business partner is in compliance.
Training: CAPTEK will provide company employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chain.
Please refer to our code of conduct statement or contact CAPTEK for additional information.
Last Updated: December 2020