Garmin‘s goal is to ensure that human rights are upheld for all workers involved in our supply chain and that individuals experience safe, fair and non-discriminatory working conditions. Garmin supports suppliers who share our belief that fair labor practices and safe working environments are an inherent part of human rights.
On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) went into effect. This law was designed to increase the amount of information made available by certain manufacturers and retailers regarding their efforts, if any, to address the issue of slavery and human trafficking. Specifically, the Act requires certain manufactures and retail sellers to “disclose their efforts to eradicate human slavery and trafficking from their direct supply chains for tangible goods offered for sale.”
Garmin’s supply chain relies on sources of materials and labor all around the world. The raw materials used in our products are produced globally and our products are manufactured domestically and internationally. Garmin has a cross functional team of employees who have responsibility for supply chain management. We have taken a number of measures aimed at eradicating slavery and human trafficking from our direct supply chain. First, Garmin has adopted a Supplier’s Code of Conduct that addresses issues such as maximum working hours, basic wage, respect, equality and restriction of forced labor, including those related to anti-slavery and human trafficking. Secondly, Garmin requires that its suppliers and entities throughout its supply chain comply with all applicable laws, regulations and international labor and human rights standards. Finally, Garmin factories are subject to periodic compliance audits by many of our distributors and other resellers so that they can confirm our compliance with applicable laws, regulations and international labor and human rights standards.