The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 and United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act of 2015 require certain businesses to disclose efforts to prevent or otherwise eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains. NetApp is committed to complying with these laws and ensuring that its employees and suppliers across the globe take appropriate steps to mitigate the risk of human trafficking and slavery in our supply chain.
Our commitment to human rights which covers topics such as forced labor, slavery, child labor and human trafficking is outlined in our own Human Trafficking Policy and NetApp’s Supplier Code of Conduct. As an active member of the Responsible Business Alliance (“RBA”), NetApp has adopted the RBA Code of Conduct (“RBA Code”) which prohibits the use of forced labor, including bonded, indentured labor or involuntary prison labor, human trafficking and child labor. Fundamental to adopting the RBA Code is the understanding that a business, in all of its activities, must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules, and regulations of the countries in which it operates. The RBA Code contains specific requirements covering slavery and human trafficking and encompasses a broader vision than simply the elimination of human trafficking, to include compliance with global labor standards and applicable laws; worker health and safety; the environment; business ethics; and the management of internal systems and controls to ensure effective compliance. In addition to adopting the RBA Code, NetApp participates in RBA activities.
NetApp’s internal policies and practices implement the RBA Code and are consistent with international labor and human rights standards. NetApp is committed to complying with the changes to the U.S. Government’s Federal Acquisition Regulation with regards to Combating Trafficking in Persons and expects our suppliers to comply (see our Trafficking in Persons Purchasing Policy). We work with our supply chain to create an environment where workers may freely choose employment. This focus on labor and worker rights is part of a larger effort around supply chain transparency and accountability.