The following information concerns ACS’s position with respect to human trafficking and slavery through our supply chain. As a reseller to businesses of technology products and services, ACS does not manufacture products directly, nor do we resell them to consumers. Therefore, we are reliant on the manufacturers that we partner with to examine the behavior of the suppliers that it chooses and monitor it. It is ACS’ position that we condemn any form of forced labor, including slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain.
ACS does not engage with direct suppliers of materials, but rather purchases finished products from its manufacturer partners. Therefore:
- ACS does not verify its product supply chains to evaluate the risk of human trafficking or slavery, and does not engage a third party to do so;
- ACS does not audit suppliers to evaluate their compliance with standards for human trafficking or slavery because it does not engage with them;
- ACS does not and is unable to verify whether its manufacturer’s direct suppliers are in compliance with slavery or human trafficking laws in the country in which that supplier is doing business;
- ACS does not have company standards regarding slavery or trafficking other than to say that such activities are abhorrent. Therefore, ACS does not maintain internal accountability standards for employees or contractors failing to meet such company standards; and
- ACS does not provide training at this time regarding human trafficking and slavery with respect to mitigating risks in the supply chain because we do not engage with direct suppliers. However, we may consider adding this topic to our employee training in the future.
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