Transparency in Supply Chains
STATEMENT REQUIRED BY CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT OF 2010
Effective Date: January 1, 2012
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (the “Act”) became effective on January 1, 2012. This law requires certain manufacturers and retailers doing business in the State of California to disclose information regarding their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. In its effort to supply products free from the taint of slavery and human trafficking, NetScout will take the following steps to manage its direct supply chains responsibilities:
- NetScout will evaluate its supply chain for human trafficking and slavery risks by requiring that all of its direct vendors certify annually that they comply with all laws regarding slavery and human trafficking in the countries in which they do business. NetScout does not employ a third party for verification.
- NetScout does not perform, or use third parties to perform audits of our suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with laws and standards regarding slavery and human trafficking. We will, however, consider audits or third-party verifications for direct suppliers if we determine they are of high risk.
- NetScout will require that its direct suppliers certify that materials incorporated into their products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking in the countries in which they are doing business.
- NetScout supply chain personnel will be required to obtain the above certifications from our direct suppliers. NetScout may terminate suppliers for failure to comply with laws and standards regarding slavery and human trafficking. NetScout personnel who fail to obtain the above certifications from NetScout’s direct suppliers may face internal disciplinary measures.
- NetScout will provide training regarding the eradication of slavery and human trafficking to NetScout employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management.