The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (the “Act”) requires companies to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its direct supply chain. DST Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“DST”) are committed to ensuring that our supply chain is free from slavery and human trafficking. To that end, DST has adopted a Human Rights Statement of Commitment to address the prohibition of the use or participation in slavery and human trafficking directly or indirectly through its supply chain.
DST provides the following summary of its efforts to responsibly manage the supply chain.
Verification. DST requires suppliers to respond to a survey to verify their awareness of and actions to eradicate slavery and human trafficking. Upon receipt of suppliers’ responses, any unacceptable answers will be followed up with further investigation.
Auditing. DST reserves the right to conduct audits of suppliers to determine supplier’s compliance with the Act. Any supplier that fails the audit will be advised why they failed and instructed on what is needed to become or remain a DST supplier. Audits may be conducted by DST or a third-party consultant and be announced or unannounced.
Certification. Suppliers for DST must certify that materials used and/or incorporated into any product purchased comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business.
Internal Accountability. DST requires its employees to follow its Human Rights Statement of Commitment. Employees that fail to comply are subject to disciplinary action.