California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 SB 657 Disclosure
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 SB 657 Disclosure

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) Disclosure

 

MetroPCS ("MetroPCS", "we”, or "our") believe in the importance of international labor and human rights standards.As a company policy, we do not knowingly employ slaves or trafficked persons. As of November 2011, the employ of slaves or trafficked parties and the participation in human trafficking were expressly added as prohibitions in our Code of Ethics.

Further, we employ the following policies and procedures with respect to our business relationships with vendors, partners, and other parties to prevent slavery and human trafficking in the United States and abroad.All of the following policies and procedures went into effect as of January 1, 2012.

·        Beginning January 1, 2012, we have sought to include a provision in our product contracts with third parties in excess of $10 million a year ensuring both compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) as well as requiring affirmation that they do not employ slaves or trafficked persons. In those contracts, we further require certification that materials incorporated into their final products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking in the countries in which they do business. 

·         Beginning January 1, 2012, we have included a statement of compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) as well as an affirmation against the employ of slaves or trafficked persons in our Vendor Code of Ethics. We further require certification that materials incorporated into their final products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking in the countries in which they do business. 

·         Beginning January 1, 2012, we also plan to include training on slavery and human trafficking in all of our employee ethics training.This training covers both our Code of Ethics statement on slavery and human trafficking as well as the penalties associated with violating our ethics policy on slavery and human trafficking.

We do not engage in verification or audit procedures of our suppliers. Tracking the steps outlines above is the extent of our internal compliance procedures, and those are audited in accordance with our compliance policies.

Any questions or concerns about our policy should be directed to our Purchasing Department at Purchasing@metropcs.com.