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California Transparency In Supply Chains Act Disclosure Statement

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
LifeCell Corporation ("LifeCell") is committed to responsible sourcing and specifically the eradication of human trafficking and slavery in our supply chain.
Verification: LifeCell currently requests that its critical direct suppliers for LifeCell's tangible goods offered for sale ("Suppliers") complete a Request for Information ("RFI") as part of our initial intake process, and we intend to update the RFI to require prospective Suppliers to self-certify regarding eradication of human trafficking and slavery. Specifically, we are in the process of enhancing our RFI and creating a new written Supplier Standards that will require both prospective and existing Suppliers to, among other things, evaluate, address and certify that they comply with all applicable laws, including:
  • Eradication of human trafficking and slavery including forced, bonded, indentured, involuntary, convict or compulsory labor, by any of the following means: (i) by means of force, threats of force, physical restraint, or threats of physical restraint to that person or another person; (ii) by means of serious harm or threats of serious harm to that person or another person; (iii) by means of the abuse or threatened abuse of law or legal process; (iv) by means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if that person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (v) by means of acts involved in the recruitment, abduction, transport, harboring, transfer, sale or receipt of persons within national or across international borders, through force, coercion, fraud or deception, to place persons in situations of slavery or slavery-like conditions, forced labor or services such as domestic servitude, bonded sweatshop labor or other debt bondage.
  • Eradication of illegal child labor, including compliance with all minimum age requirements as determined by applicable local laws and regulations and by not producing goods for LifeCell with:  (i) the sale and trafficking of children; (ii) debt bondage and serfdom; (iii) forced or compulsory labor; (iv) use, procuring, or offering of a child for illicit activities; or (v) work which is likely to harm the health, safety, or morals of children;
  • All applicable laws and regulations governing labor and employment, including wages, hours, days of service, rest period, overtime, non-discrimination and freedom of association;
  • All applicable occupational safety and environmental laws and regulations; and
  • All fair trade laws and regulations including all applicable anti-bribery and corruption, competition, intellectual property and import and export laws and regulations. LifeCell anticipates that its Supplier Standards and verifications will reserve the right of LifeCell to engage in its own verification process of its Suppliers’ representations to LifeCell’s RFI and Supplier Standards or by engaging a third party to conduct such verifications.
  • Audits: LifeCell does not currently have but is in the process of expressly reserving the right to conduct onsite audits of its prospective and existing Suppliers to evaluate the Supplier's compliance with its RFI representations and anticipated Supplier verifications of LifeCell’s Supplier Standards, either using its own personnel or through a third party independent auditor, on an announced or unannounced basis.
  • Materials: LifeCell does not currently request but is in the process of requiring that Suppliers certify in the RFI and verifications to LifeCell’s Supplier Standards that materials incorporated into LifeCell's products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business.
  • Accountability Standards: LifeCell currently has a written policy setting out its Direct Sourcing Process. It also plans to amend that policy to expressly address eradication of human trafficking and slavery as part of its Supply Chain Risk Assessment. In addition, LifeCell intends to establishi internal accountability standards and procedures, including disciplinary action for its employees and contractors with procurement responsibilities who fail to meet LifeCell's procurement standards regarding identification and elimination of slavery and trafficking in its supply chain.
  • Training: LifeCell provides compliance training to its employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, and intends to enhance that training with respect to mitigation risks within the supply chain particularly related to the eradication of human trafficking and slavery.
As we expand our business activities and work with Suppliers domestically and globally to meet customers' needs, it is important to continue to preserve our collective commitment to human rights and safety in our supply chain.

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