Yokohama Tire Corporation ("Yokohama") is committed to a work environment free from human trafficking and slavery. We oppose any use of slavery or human trafficking in the manufacture and distribution of our products and fully support the promotion of ethical and lawful employment practices within our workplace. Accordingly, Yokohama employees and suppliers are expected to abide by these same principles. All Yokohama management and staff are responsible for following these policies. Over time, Yokohama will continue to develop and clarify these policies and supplementary procedures. Willful noncompliance with these policies and procedures may be subject to disciplinary action.
According to the United Nations, "human trafficking" is "the process by which a person is recruited, transported, transferred, harbored, or received through a use of force, coercion, or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them." The United Nations also defines "slavery" as "the status or condition of a person over whom any or all the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised," or "the status or condition of a person over whom control is exercised to the extent that the person is treated like property." This policy also covers forced labor (all work or service, not voluntarily performed, that is obtained from an individual under threat of force or penalty) and harmful child labor (the employment of children that is economically exploitative, or is likely to be hazardous to, or interfere with, the child's education, or to be harmful to the child's health, or physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development).
Yokohama is developing policies and procedures that support the disclosure requirements of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, Cal. Civ. Code § 1714.43. Such policies and procedures may include:
Yokohama will not continue to purchase goods or services from any supplier of which it is made aware to be engaging in human trafficking or using slave labor without proper cure or remedy of such practices. Yokohama is permitted to audit its suppliers' compliance with these policies. If the supplier is presenting a serious risk, the audit may be unannounced. Although Yokohama regularly monitors its suppliers for a variety of reasons, an audit is typically not performed to determine compliance with the prohibitions against slavery and human trafficking, nor are these audits typically conducted by third parties. Nevertheless, Yokohama will promptly and thoroughly investigate any claim or indication that a supplier is engaging in human trafficking or slave labor.
Yokohama Tire Company fully supports the purpose and goals of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 and opposes any use of slavery or human trafficking in the manufacture and distribution of our products. We have adopted an initial company policy condemning the use of slavery and human trafficking. We are continuing to develop this policy to include processes that will help identify, prevent and mitigate the impact of forced labor in our supply chain and that will hold our employees and suppliers appropriately accountable for the policy's implementation. Moreover,