Supply Chain Compliance
Cintas Corporation is a global supplier of business to business services and we are proud of our history in the highest ethical standards and compliance to the laws in whatever country we have a presence. The risk of human trafficking and slavery are as prevalent today as ever and Cintas is committed to the prevention and eradication of human trafficking and slavery in its supply chain.
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB-657) requires retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their direct supply chain. To address the regulation of this Act, Cintas discloses the following:
- Cintas regularly evaluates its supply chain risk for human trafficking and slavery. The internal risk evaluation is completed by internal partners within our Vendor Compliance group. The external resources include reports from the International Organization for Migration, the ILO Trafficking in Human Rights Reports, the CIA World Factbook, and various U.S. Department of State reports.
- Cintas has a Vendor Code of Conduct which serves as the guiding principles for our 310 point assessment of our suppliers. These are unannounced and announced assessments that are performed by third party auditing firms.
- Cintas’ purchasing agreements require all suppliers and contractors to comply with their Vendor Code of Conduct and applicable laws within the country of business regarding slavery and human trafficking.
- Based on Cintas’ Vendor Code of Conduct, Cintas maintains and enforces internal accountability procedures for employees regarding company standards in slavery and human trafficking. If an employee does not comply with Cintas’ standards, Cintas reserves the right to examine the situation and resolve the non-compliance in the best manner available. When non-compliances are not remedied in a timely manner, or repeated by the same employees, Cintas will use progressive discipline up to and including termination of employment. To assist in the resolution of events or findings of human trafficking and slavery within Cintas’ supply chain, Cintas depends on the cooperation of its employees and vendors.
- Cintas conducts internal training to ensure that employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management are knowledgeable and aware of the issues and concerns surrounding the supply chain, including mitigating and remediating the risk of human trafficking and slavery.