The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires retailers and manufacturers that do business in California to publicly disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains.
Alere supports the rights of all individuals to be free from slavery in the workplace. Alere abhors the practice of human trafficking and slavery and applauds efforts being made globally to eliminate this practice. When entering into written contracts with its suppliers, Alere policy is to include in those contracts a requirement that they comply with laws applicable to the business being transacted, which include laws prohibiting slavery and human trafficking. By signing our contracts our suppliers certify that they conduct their business in compliance with all applicable laws, including but not limited to laws that prohibit slavery and human trafficking. A supplier's failure to honor its legal and contractual obligations to Alere would be a violation of law and a breach of contract. Alere endeavors to do business with reputable suppliers with proper business standards. Alere does not believe that additional verifications or independent audits are necessary to ensure that its suppliers comply with laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business.