GoldCore USA, LLC, a member of the GoldCore group, strongly condemns human trafficking and slavery and remains committed to ensuring that our supply chains are free from human trafficking and slavery.
We ask our suppliers to comply with all applicable national and international laws and regulations relating to human trafficking and slavery, including the International Labour Organization and the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
GoldCore will not tolerate the use of child labor in the manufacture of articles, goods or products it sells nor will it accept articles, goods or products from vendors that use in any manner child labor in their contracting, subcontracting or manufacturing. The definition of child will first be derived from the national laws of the country in which the vendor is doing business. If the laws of that country do not provide such a definition or the definition includes only individuals under the age of 15, GoldCore will define “child” for the purpose of determining use of illegal child labor as anyone who is less than 15 years of age or younger than the compulsory age to be in school in the country in which the vendor is doing business, if that age is higher than 15. GoldCore does support legitimate workplace apprenticeship education programs for younger persons.
Additionally, GoldCore reserves the right to require each of its suppliers to represent that any goods delivered under a GoldCore purchase order comply with all applicable laws and regulations, which includes all prohibitions against child labor and slavery.
Under our purchase order, we retain the right to refuse any shipment of product, or to return defective or non-conforming product where such product is made by the use of human trafficking and slavery as well as prohibited child labor.
GoldCore reserves the right to conduct (or have a third party conduct) audits of suppliers and their facilities to verify compliance with the principles set forth above. Suppliers we define “at risk” for noncompliance with any aspect of these principles, including the requirements related to human trafficking and slavery, can be assessed, audited and/or verified by independent parties.
GoldCore reserves the right to require suppliers to confirm that they: (1) have received and commit to fully comply with our principles and requirements; (2) agree that we or a third party may carry out periodic, audits on their facilities; and (3) effectively communicate our requirements to their employees, agents, subcontractors and suppliers and ensure all measures required are implemented accordingly. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in GoldCore ceasing to do business with offending suppliers.
Relevant employees receive training on the relevant portions of law and company policy relating to the above.