At Arhaus we value the importance of human rights and international labor standards. Through our strict code of conduct, we fully support the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act and any other efforts to eliminate all illegal and unethical treatment of individuals, including acts of slavery or human trafficking.
VERIFICATION—As part of our agreements with our suppliers, Arhaus requires that suppliers certify that they will comply with our Supplier Standards of Business Practice, which prohibits our suppliers from, among other things, using child labor, involuntary labor, or any form of human trafficking.
AUDITING—We review the terms of our Supplier Standards of Business Practice with all of our suppliers, and conduct periodic inspections of their facilities and factories in order to confirm that they are in compliance with all of our required policies. Additionally, we perform unannounced visits to our suppliers to confirm that they are complying with our standards prohibiting child labor, involuntary labor, or any form of human trafficking.
CERTIFICATION—We require our suppliers to annually certify that the products they make do not directly or indirectly use any form of forced labor or human trafficking. Our Supplier Standards of Business Practice also requires that suppliers conduct their operations in accordance with all laws applicable to their businesses.
INTERNAL ACCOUNTABILITY—We require all our employees to comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Any employee found to be in violation of any law prohibiting human trafficking or slavery is subject to disciplinary action and termination from employment.
TRAINING—We train our employees who are responsible for procuring products from our suppliers on the importance of confirming that our suppliers comply with the Supplier Standards of Business Practice, including its prohibitions on child labor and involuntary labor. We also train our employees to identify and respond to concerns about labor practices in the supply chain that might arise from time to time and attempt to mitigate the risk of any improper practices in our supply chain.
CORRECTIVE ACTION—In the event that a supplier violates our Supplier Standards of Business Practice, we have the option to terminate our business relationship with that supplier, or take other actions to remediate any problems that have been identified.