DVS Shoe Company has zero tolerance for any form of forced labor, including slavery and human trafficking, in our supply chain. The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires us to disclose our efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our direct supply chains, and we require all our manufacturers’ collaboration on these efforts:
Supply Chain Verification
We evaluate potential contracted factories before they enter our supply chain to assess compliance with standards including country-related risk for issues including forced labor, human trafficking and slavery. Our manufacturers warrant that all products they produce for us shall be in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations then in force, including but not limited to all labor and other laws governing workers’ rights and workplace safety in the country or territory in which the products are manufactured.
We monitor contracted factories' adherence to our standards through internal and external audits, as well as independent, third-party audits through the Fair Labor Association. Each year we monitor a subset of our contract factories base.
Certification of Materials
We require each of our manufacturers to guarantee that they require their direct suppliers of materials (in our DVS products) to follow the laws regarding the elimination of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains.
Standards for Compliance
If a contracted factory is found to violate laws or our standards, it is responsible for improving performance against a master action plan. If the factory fails to make progress against that plan, they are subject to review and sanctions, including potential termination.
Training of Staff
Our employees and management with direct responsibility for supply chain management are provided education on forced labor, including human trafficking and slavery.