Standards and Expectations
Supplier code of conduct
We are committed to operating with high ethical standards and integrity in all our dealings — including with employees, members, customers, partners, suppliers, competitors and even the communities where we conduct our business. We are dedicated to complying with all applicable laws and believe that managing the social, environmental and economic impact of our business model is crucial to our success. We expect the companies we do business with to follow a similar commitment and uphold high standards of responsible and ethical behavior.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct outlines our standards and expectations in regards to key areas of social responsibility. By working with suppliers and vendors, we hope to assure compliance with these requirements.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Acts
In compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, below is the action that DFA is taking related to each of the five sections of the Act. Verification: DFA conducts periodic risk assessments of its supply chain to evaluate the risks of human trafficking and slavery.
DFA is evaluating what, if any, audits can be performed in a practical and cost-effective manner to eliminate the risk of products from the supply chain that may have been produced by victims of slavery or human trafficking.
DFA requires that our direct suppliers confirm that the materials used in the products purchased by DFA comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking by including standard compliance terms in DFA’s Terms and Conditions of Purchase; DFA’s Vendor Quality Expectation Manual and DFA’s Supplier Code of Conduct.
DFA diligently enforces its internal policies and procedures to ensure that DFA employees and contractors meet the standards regarding slavery and human trafficking.
DFA conducts periodic training to educate and train employees with direct responsibility for supply chain management on the risks of slavery and human trafficking and ways to mitigate those risks specific to DFA’s supply chain.