Blue Sea Systems is an ethical enterprise and expects its employees and suppliers to engage in lawful and ethical business practices. The use of slave labor or human trafficking in the manufacture of Blue Sea Systems products or components supplied to Blue Sea Systems is unethical and unacceptable. Blue Sea Systems fully supports California’s efforts to protect human rights through ethical supply chain management.
Blue Sea Systems supply agreements and Supplier Code of Conduct require our suppliers to manufacture and supply products in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards. Specifically, by agreeing to the Blue Sea Systems supplier terms, our suppliers self-certify that they are in compliance with all applicable federal, state or local laws related to human trafficking and slavery.
Blue Sea Systems validates and approves its suppliers based on a variety of factors. Blue Sea Systems conducts risk-based audits to verify and evaluate its supply base. Supplier compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards is among the items audited by Blue Sea Systems. The audits are conducted by Blue Sea Systems and are typically announced.
Blue Sea Systems trains its employees in a variety of areas, including ethical business conduct. Employees and management participating in Blue Sea Systems’ international trade and supply chain are trained regarding the risks of doing business in high risk countries and/or with high risk trading partners, including risk mitigation efforts. Blue Sea Systems does not maintain internal accountability and procedures for employees or contractors related to failing to meet standards specifically regarding slavery and human trafficking. However, Blue Sea Systems maintains a robust ethics and compliance program which encourages reporting and is designed to identify and promptly address unethical or unlawful business practices, including labor practices.