DEKEY’s Statement on Slavery and Human Trafficking

  • DEKEY has a zero-tolerance policy for slavery and human trafficking and holds it manufacturers to the highest standard. DEKEY requires each of its manufacturers to agree to and execute its Manufacturer’s Code of Conduct, which requires its Manufacturers to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, to treat each employee with dignity and respect, to not discriminate, and to provide all employees with a safe and healthy workplace. Furthermore, each Manufacturer agrees that its factory may be inspected at any time and that any noncompliance will result in an immediate breach of the Supply Agreement.

  • Audits

    DEKEY performs internal announced audits of its manufacturers to evaluate compliance with DEKEY’s standards for human trafficking and slavery on an annual basis. In addition, DEKEY has implemented a process to perform internal unannounced audits and plans to do so in the near future.

  • Certifications

    DEKEY requires its manufacturers to certify it complies with the labor laws of the countries in which they do business. A manufacturer is in breach of DEKEY’s Supply Agreement if it fails to acquiesce.

  • Internal Accountability

    DEKEY has internal procedures for determining whether employees or contractors are complying with company standards regarding slavery and human trafficking. DEKEY’s Legal Department conducts an annual training in which employees are trained on human trafficking and slavery awareness within our manufacturers. DEKEY’s Operations and Product teams are required to attend such trainings as those departments are primarily responsible for monitoring compliance. Furthermore, DEKEY requires each employee to be familiar with DEKEY’s Manufacturer’s Code of Conduct.

  • Training

    As stated previously, DEKEY has implemented a training program in which DEKEY employees are trained annually to have the ability to identify key indicators that are likely to exist with human trafficking and/or slavery. DEKEY has a zero-tolerance policy for any kind of human trafficking and slavery and explicitly communicates this policy to all of its manufacturers.