California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Disclosure (SB 657)
Effective January 1, 2012, the Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires large retail sellers and manufacturers doing business within the State of California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains for tangible goods offered for sale. This law represents the State of California's intent to ensure that large retailers and manufacturers provide consumers with information regarding efforts to eliminate slavery and human trafficking within their supply chain.
US Oil & Refining Co. and all of its subsidiaries ("US Oil") support the elimination of all forms of slavery and human trafficking within supply chains. This aligns with US Oil's goal of conducting business in a legal and ethical manner at all times. US Oil is committed to ensuring that its employees obey and comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations, including those relating to hiring, wages, hours and conditions of employment, occupational health and safety, and all other related labor and workplace laws and regulations. While US Oil does not currently utilize a formal supply chain verification program, audit its suppliers or require supplier certifications, US Oil expects its suppliers to comply with all relevant laws, including those requiring them to treat workers equitably, to respect human rights, and to provide their employees with safe working environments. US Oil self certifies that materials incorporated into its products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking. US Oil aims to work only with companies that conduct business in an ethical manner and that comply with all legal requirements pertaining to slavery and human trafficking. In addition to its current standards and employee code of conduct, US Oil will continue to assess the ways that it may reduce the risk of human trafficking and slavery in the supply chain, which may include the development of internal accountability standards and providing training to employees having a direct responsibility for supply chain management with respect to mitigating the risks of human trafficking and slavery within supply chains.