Each of the John R. Burt Enterprises companies, including Duro-Last, Inc., Plastatech Engineering, Limited, Oscoda Plastics, Inc., Tip-Top Screw Manufacturing, Inc., and JRB Personnel, L.L.C., and any of their wholly owned subsidiaries and affiliates, hereafter referred to as "John R. Burt Enterprises" or "the Company" are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen. The Company has adopted the John R. Burt Enterprises Corporate Governance Statement and the Company expects all of its business partners and suppliers, to abide by all applicable local, regional and federal laws.
John R. Burt Enterprises has no reason to suspect that there is any child labor, forced labor, slavery or human trafficking within its supply chain. John R. Burt Enterprises has no overseas employees or operations. Furthermore, all of the Company's direct suppliers are United States based companies and subject to United States law. Nonetheless, the Company is taking measures to address those issues within its supply chain.
Verification: Beginning in 2014, the Company submitted to its key suppliers a "Supplier Social Accountability Disclosure Form". The 2014 form addressed child and forced labor. Beginning in 2015, the form will also specifically address human trafficking and slavery. The Company reserves the right to conduct its own audits and verifications or have such performed by independent third parties.
Audit: The Company reserves the right to conduct audits (scheduled or unannounced) of any prospective or existing suppliers, either with its own employees or with independent third party auditors, for any reason, including to ensure compliance with the Company's Supplier Social Accountability Disclosure Form or all applicable laws regarding child labor, forced labor, slavery or human trafficking.
Certification: The Company requires its key suppliers to certify that they are in compliance with all applicable local, regional and federal labor requirements regarding child and forced labor. The Company also requires its suppliers to certify that they have engaged in verification activities to identify and manage the risks of human trafficking and slavery in compliance with all applicable laws, including the California Supply Chain Transparency Act.
Accountability: The Company expects and requires all of its employees to abide by the John R. Burt Enterprises Corporate Governance Statement and to abide by all applicable laws. Failure to abide by either is cause for discipline in accordance with Company policy. Similarly, the Company expects our business partners and suppliers to abide by all applicable laws, including all local, regional or federal laws related to child labor, forced labor, slavery or human trafficking. Beginning in 2015, if the Company has any good reason to believe that a business partner or supplier has failed to adhere to any applicable laws addressing child labor, forced labor, slavery or human trafficking, then the Company will promptly address the issue, up to and including immediate termination of the contract.
Training: Beginning in 2015 all employees, managers and executives who are directly responsible for supply chain management will receive training to address the issues and risks of child labor, forced labor, slavery and human trafficking within the supply chain. All attendees will be required to certify that they have received such training from the Company.
John R. Burt Enterprises is committed to a workplace that is built on quality, integrity and the highest degree of excellence. Each and every one of the John R. Burt Enterprises companies operates its business under the strictest ethical standards, within the confines of the law and seeks business relationships and partnerships with companies that share the same commitment.