The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires companies doing business in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking throughout their supply chain. 

As a subsidiary of SKF, Kaydon has adopted the SKF Code of Conduct, which defines the company’s ethical standards, and is committed to the UN Global Compact initiative’s Ten Principles covering the areas of human rights, labor standards, environment and anti-corruption, including, specifically, the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor and the commitment to avoid any complicity in human rights abuses. 

At present, Kaydon does not engage in any of the activities described in California Civil Code section 1714.43(c) (1) through (5), relating to verification, audit, certification, internal accountability or training, regarding slavery and human trafficking. 

It is, however, the company’s intention to fully adopt and implement all of the measures described on SKF’s website relating to its efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking (which can be viewed by clicking here), although the company has not defined a specific time line for such implementation.