California Supply Chain Notice
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. (“MEVSA”), through its parent company,
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of visual
display and imaging products including televisions, projectors, monitors and video walls.
Neither MEVSA nor any of the Mitsubishi Electric companies manufacture goods using
child labor or slavery or other human trafficking.
Under the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (the “Act”), retailers
and manufacturers that do business in California are required to disclose certain
information about their supply chain. The purpose of the California Act is to provide
consumers with information regarding the efforts of retailers and manufacturers to
ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in their supply chains. The following
disclosure statement is made by MEVSA as required under the Act.
Risk Assessment/Verification. MEVSA's relationships with its suppliers have been, and will
continue to be, based on lawful, efficient and fair practices. As a condition of doing
business with a supplier, MEVSA will consider whether the supplier has a written policy
forbidding the use of forced labor, slavery or human trafficking or has otherwise certified to
MEVSA that it will not engage in any such conduct. MEVSA has issued letters alerting
suppliers to the Act and seeking verification of compliance with the Act and their efforts to
eradicate slavery and human trafficking in the countries in which those suppliers do
business. However, while MEVSA's supply chain is linked globally, MEVSA believes that
the countries in which its suppliers are predominantly located and the vast majority of
components and packaging for its products do not present a significant risk of slavery and
human trafficking. This belief is based in part on information contained in the Trafficking in
Persons Report 2011 published by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S Department
of Labor's List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor issued on September
30, 2011. Based upon this low risk, MEVSA has not employed a third party for verification.
Auditing. MEVSA does not believe this risk in its supply chain is significant and therefore
does not conduct unannounced audits of our suppliers for compliance. However, MEVSA
employees or third party contractors conduct periodic site visits to MEVSAs suppliers as
part of its ongoing due diligence relating to quality and regulatory compliance. If at any time
MEVSA believes that any of its suppliers pose a greater risk, it will consider stronger
measures such as auditing or third party verification.
Supplier Agreement. MEVSA expects its suppliers to comply with all state, federal, and/or
International standards and applicable laws and regulations regarding forced labor and child
labor. MEVSA will be adding language to its purchase order terms and conditions asking
its suppliers to represent and warrant that they do not and will not knowingly engage in
any forced labor, slavery or human trafficking. If MEVSA has reason to believe that a
supplier is not in compliance with the Act or MEVSA's expectations of its suppliers,
MEVSA will provide the supplier with the opportunity to remedy the noncompliance. If a
supplier fails to remedy the noncompliance, MEVSA, as a responsible manufacturer,
would take immediate action.
Internal Accountability. Every employee of MEVSA is required to acknowledge and adhere
to the standards for ethical business behavior set forth in MEVSA's Code of Business
Conduct (the "Code of Conduct"), for which each employee is required to confirm his or her
understanding and compliance. The Code of Conduct requires that all of MEVSA's business
activities be conducted in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in all the
countries in which MEVSA does business. To the extent there are no specific legal
principles established, the expectation is to "do the right thing" and to conduct all business
in a manner so as to uphold MEVSA's high ethical standards. MEVSA makes adherence
to the Code of Conduct mandatory in its relationships with suppliers and views it as a
requirement of ongoing employment for its employees and those working on MEVSA's
MEVSA maintains a copy of the Code of Conduct Policy on its intranet home page.
Procurement Training. All MEVSA employees receive training on Company policies that require,
among other things, ethical behavior and compliance with laws. MEVSA is undertaking to provide
its supply chain operations personnel who have responsibility for managing and monitoring the
Company’s supply chain with additional training on identifying slavery and human trafficking
issues and mitigating such risks within its supply chain of products. As noted above, one of
many questions procurement personnel are to consider when selecting a supplier relates to
slavery and human trafficking.