TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Beretta U.S.A. Corp. is committed to ensuring that its subcontractors, vendors and suppliers act in a manner that shows proper respect for the human rights of their employees. To that end, Beretta U.S.A. Corp. engages in the following practices:
Beretta U.S.A.’s typical practice is to deal directly with its suppliers to ensure not only the quality of the products they produce for Beretta U.S.A. but also to confirm the propriety of business practices undertaken by that supplier. This verification includes, but is not limited to, direct visits to the supplier production facility by Beretta U.S.A. personnel; follow-up visits to the supplier location from time-to-time by Beretta U.S.A. personnel; direct visits by employees of Beretta U.S.A.’s sister companies or affiliates to potential and selected suppliers; review of disclosures and documentation pertaining to the supplier such as Dun & Bradstreet reports, banking and other references, credit reports, etc.
During the course of Beretta U.S.A.’s interaction with long-term suppliers, the Company maintains frequent communication with the supplier including, but not limited to, direct visits, review of public and other documentation pertaining to the supplier, continued discussions with the supplier at trade events, etc. These activities are undertaken directly by Beretta U.S.A. personnel or by a sister company or other affiliate employees.
Beretta U.S.A. Corp.’s purchase orders with all chosen suppliers require full compliance by that supplier with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations including, but not limited to, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Suppliers confirm their commitment to these stipulations either by return signature of purchase orders or by the delivery of goods and services against the delivery order provided to them by Beretta U.S.A.
Suppliers found to be in violation of applicable federal, state and local laws including, but not limited to, those pertaining to use of slave labor or human trafficking in their business practices are subject to termination of their business relationship with Beretta U.S.A. Corp.
Beretta U.S.A.’s Purchasing Department is trained in the use and meaning of the terms and conditions used by Beretta U.S.A. Corp. with respect to its chosen suppliers to ensure compliance with all stipulations contained in purchase orders including, but not limited to, provisions relating to labor conditions. Beretta U.S.A. Corp. employees also report on working and other business conditions of potential suppliers or suppliers that they visit.