United Chair LLC is committed to ethical and responsible sourcing from its suppliers, and these steps make sure our suppliers share our commitment.
1. Verification of Supply Chains
United Chair LLC requires our suppliers to comply with applicable laws related to forced labor and human trafficking, as well as child labor, working hours, harassment, abuse, discrimination, product safety and factory security, in or as part of our supply chain. We focus our attention on suppliers that we believe source and/or manufacture in high-risk regions.
We expect that all of our suppliers adhere to the our Supplier Code of Conduct, which outlines our expectations about slave labor, human trafficking and other social responsibility matters, including:
2. Audits of Suppliers
Our Supplier Code of Conduct permits us or third party auditors to verify compliance with any aspect of our Supplier Code of Conduct at any time. United Chair LLC auditors are expected to understand our Supplier Code of Conduct, as well as local laws, rules and regulations in each applicable jurisdiction. Audits may be conducted on site and may involve discussions or interviews with workers and managers as well as a physical inspection.
Violations of the Supplier Code of Conduct are documented and each supplier is expected to prepare and implement a detailed corrective action plan. Unannounced follow-up visits also may be conducted to ensure that violations are addressed.
3. Certification of Suppliers
Our suppliers are required attest in writing that they comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, the legal requirements of all of the countries in which it does business and standards of its industry.
4. Internal Accountability
Our Supplier Code of Conduct is also integrated into United Chair LLC’s day-to-day operations. United Chair LLC’s category management teams are required to comply with and understand the Supplier Code of Conduct, monitor our suppliers for their adherence to the Supplier Code of Conduct and submit reports to United Chair LLC’s senior leadership about their steps to comply with the Supplier Code of Conduct.
United Chair LLC continually works to identify and address emerging supply chain risks for existing and new markets. This work helps us plan for future trends and respond quickly to political and environmental events. We also assess the need for additional measures to address the root causes of supplier non-compliance.