Quest believes that our supply chain should reflect Quest’s values and respect for human rights. Quest believes that its supply chain should be free from any form of forced labor, including slavery and human trafficking. More information regarding Quest’s efforts to mitigate the risks of slavery and human trafficking throughout our supply chain is available below.
Quest’s intends to verify its product supply chain by requesting that its suppliers complete a questionnaire to help assess risks of human trafficking and slavery in Quest’s supply chain. Responses will be reviewed by Quest, and upon Quest’s request, relevant documents, procedures and records of the supplier may be reviewed as part of Quest’s internal audit. In addition, Quest intends to obtain from suppliers a written certification that the supplier does not permit human trafficking and slavery in supplier’s supply chain.
In addition, suppliers must certify in writing to Quest that the supplier does not permit human trafficking and slavery in supplier or in supplier’s supply chain.
Quest intends to audit new and current suppliers from time to time to determine if they are furthering the purposes of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (the “Act”). The audit process will include a review of supplier responses to a request for information based on a questionnaire. If Quest identifies any concerns, then Quest may conduct an investigation. If an issue cannot be resolved after investigation or conference with the supplier, then Quest may conduct an on-site audit or terminate its relationship with the Supplier.
Quest is in the process of obtaining from its suppliers a certification attesting that the supplier does not use any form of forced, indentured, bonded or slave labor and that it does not permit human trafficking in its supply chains. Quest’s Purchasing & Supply Chain Department manages this certification process and will request that its new suppliers complete the certification as part of the onboarding process.
Quest’s Purchasing and Supply Chain Department is responsible for administering the programs in furtherance of the Act and the related issues involving human trafficking and slavery. Any employee or supplier who is determined to be acting contrary to Quest’s values or the Act may be terminated by Quest in its sole discretion. Quest intends to adopt other internal procedures for determining whether employees or suppliers are complying with company values or the Act.
Quest has educated its employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management and others in the organization about the Act. Further educational efforts and training may include face-to-face meetings and web-based seminars, and will focus on how employees can assist Quest in mitigating risks within its supply chain in furtherance of the Act.