Beaulieu Group, LLC, and all of its subsidiaries and divisions (“Beaulieu”) work to identify and do business with partners who aspire to conduct their business in a similar manner. Beaulieu is committed to sourcing its products from vendors who have agreed to operate their supply chains in a socially responsible manner and in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. In particular, Beaulieu condemns and will not tolerate the use of child labor, slavery, human trafficking, and other illegal and improper labor and employment practices.
Beaulieu maintains a code of ethics for all of its employees that ensures compliance with applicable laws, including but not limited to with Beaulieu’s suppliers and vendors. Should an employee violate Beaulieu’s code of ethics or become aware of any such violations, Beaulieu will take prompt and appropriate action to address the violation, which in the case of a supplier or vendor, may include termination of the relationship, and in the case of an employee, may include disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Beaulieu also has an internal audit department to ensure internal accountability and compliance with the code of ethics and other applicable laws and regulations. Beaulieu conducts both announced and unannounced audits of its compliance activities to detect issues, and when discovered to promptly address them and verify corrective action was taken.
Beaulieu does not currently retain a third party to conduct audits of supplier compliance. Beaulieu requests that each of its suppliers and vendors comply with the laws of the countries in which they do business, including laws against child labor, slavery and human trafficking, and unsafe working conditions. Further, Beaulieu seeks to maintain a transparent supply chain free from human rights abuses by maintaining an active practice of evaluating all suppliers and vendors to verify compliance with applicable laws, being on watch for potential abuses, requiring vendors to agree to comply with the laws of the countries in which they do business, maintaining accountability for employees or vendors failing to meet Beaulieu’s standards, and providing employees training and leadership to ensure that any risks of human rights abuses in Beaulieu’s supply network and sources are addressed and eliminated.