CST hiring practices follow the highest standards and are in full compliance with the laws governing child labor, slavery or human trafficking. We understand that it is equally as important to establish company policies that incorporate such safeguards and values for the employees and companies that serve as CST suppliers. As part of our ongoing corporate social responsibility mission, we are in the process of establishing procedures to verify and audit our product supply chain to ensure that our suppliers are free from the use of child labor, slavery, and human trafficking.
The California Supply Chains Act requires CST to disclose its current practices to combat slavery and human trafficking in five specific areas. In this regard, CST does not currently engage in verification or audit activities to identify, assess or manage the risks of human trafficking in its product supply chain. Likewise, CST does not currently require its direct suppliers to certify that they comply with the labor laws of the countries in which we do business. While we are still beginning, CST has not developed any internal accountability standards for suppliers regarding slavery and trafficking or training for CST employees or contractors responsible for dealing with those suppliers. Once established, these accountability standards will be published here and shared with employees and vendors.