Slave labor and human trafficking prohibition policy
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657), which went into effect on January 1, 2012, requires companies to report on specific actions taken to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain. As an important part of Samsung’s corporate and social and responsibility policies, Samsung ensures that its suppliers do not in any way support the illegal activity of slave labor and human trafficking.
Samsung Electronics’ Code of Conduct strongly supports the right of voluntary labor. The company also emphasizes its commitment to protecting the principle of voluntary labor particularly through Article 6 of the rules of employment that bans participation in, or imposition of, forced labor by means of mental or physical bondage.
Also, as a member of EICC, Samsung Electronics is committed to the EICC Code of Conduct (Section A. 1) Freely Chosen Employment. This code of conduct strictly prohibits forced labor and protects voluntary labor within Samsung Electronics Corporation as well as in all of our supply chains. In addition, Samsung will require that our suppliers can assure that they are not in any manner supporting human trafficking in furtherance of forced labor.