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 principles of prevention and eradication of human trafficking and slavery in supply chains.
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 this requirement of the Act, Cintas discloses the following:
- Cintas evaluates its supply chain risk for human trafficking and slavery. Cintas’ Purchasing agreements require all suppliers and contractors to comply with the Vendor Code of Conduct and applicable laws within the country of for which they do business.
- The Vendor Code of Conduct serves as the guiding principles for our 310 point assessment of suppliers producing goods for Cintas. These are unannounced and announced assessments that are performed by reputable third party auditing firms.
- Cintas’ Code of Conduct and Business Ethics maintains and enforces Cintas’ commitment to high standards of ethics on issues of social responsibility and standards of the Vendor Code of Conduct relating to human trafficking and slavery.
- Violation of the Vendor Code of Conduct, involving a zero tolerance issue such as human trafficking or any form of forced labor; Cintas will either terminate its business relationship or require the supplier to implement an immediate corrective action plan.
- 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 the risk of human trafficking and slavery..
Conflict Minerals Policy
Cintas is committed to the highest standard of integrity in our business practices, as set forth in our Code of Conduct and Business Ethics.
To ensure compliance with the principles and objectives of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act:
- Cintas expects our suppliers to source from socially responsible sources. We train our Global Supply Chain managed suppliers and request that they review their sources for compliance to the Conflict Minerals requirements.
- Cintas expects all its suppliers to comply with the Dodd-Frank regulation and provide all necessary declarations.
- Suppliers must pass this requirement on to their supply chain if they do not source directly from smelters and determine the source of specified minerals.
- Suppliers who are non-compliant with these requirements shall be reviewed by Cintas’ Global Supply Chain and evaluated for future business consideration.
This Policy applies to Cintas Corporation, its subsidiaries or affiliates in which Cintas Corporation directly or indirectly owns an interest (collectively, “Cintas”), as well as any entity within the supply chain that produces consumer items for and to the specifications of Cintas. In certain circumstances, Cintas has adopted measures that are more restrictive than required by law because of its commitment to company values and its business reputation worldwide.