The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act of 2015, and the Australian Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 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 to ensuring that its employees and suppliers around 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 Human Trafficking Policy and NetApp’s Supplier Code of Conduct . As an active member of the Responsible Business Alliance (“RBA”), NetApp uses the RBA Code of Conduct (“RBA Code”) as the basis of its Supplier Code of Conduct. The RBA Code prohibits the use of forced labor, including bonded, indentured labor or involuntary prison labor, human trafficking, and child labor. Fundamental to 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. It includes 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 these actions, NetApp participates in RBA activities.
NetApp’s internal policies and practices incorporate key concepts of 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 regard to Ending Trafficking in Persons, and we expect our suppliers to comply. (See our Purchasing Policy: Combating Trafficking in Persons .) We work with our supply chain to promote an environment in which workers may freely choose employment. This focus on labor and worker rights is part of a larger effort around supply chain transparency and accountability.