On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) went into effect in the State of California. This law was designed to increase the amount of information made available by manufacturers regarding their efforts (if any) to address the issue of slavery and human trafficking, thereby allowing consumers to make better, more informed choices regarding the products they buy and the companies they choose to support.
Jerry Leigh owns its own facilities in Mexico and Guatemala and has offices in Shanghai, China (in addition to U.S. offices), enabling Jerry Leigh to regularly visit, audit, and train contractors in those countries, which represent more than 90% of our production. 

In order to combat slavery and human trafficking, forced and child labor, Jerry Leigh is committed to the following policies:

  1. A rigorous process for evaluating potential supplier factories Jerry Leigh performs assessments of potential suppliers according to a risk-based approach. This approach includes preliminary risk assessments through contractor questionnaires, in addition to external factory compliance assessments performed by Jerry Leigh personnel. Additionally, Jerry Leigh has developed and issues a Jerry Leigh Manufacturer Code of Conduct to all contractors.  Contractors are evaluated in relation to their compliance with the Manufacturer Code of Conduct though periodic audits.
  2. Monitoring Jerry Leigh is a proud licensee of the Walt Disney Company, Hasbro, Marvel, Coca Cola, (and other licensed brands). We supply product to Walmart, Sears Holdings, Target, and many other retailers. As such, Jerry Leigh is required to and agrees to perform regular social compliance audits of all facilities. With rare exception, the audits are unannounced; and, all are performed by third-party audit firms.
  3. Remediating violations Jerry Leigh employs the use of corrective action plans which outline how a supplier will resolve issues uncovered in audits. Jerry Leigh has a zero-tolerance policy for the presence of slavery and human trafficking. If any zero-tolerance items are uncovered in audits, we require suppliers to rectify the problem within 30 days and provide documentation and proof of remediation. The facility is then reaudited between 30 and 90 days after the initial audit to confirm resolution of the issue. If cases of non-compliance are not resolved within a timely manner, Jerry Leigh may terminate the business relationship.
  4. Compliance with all local laws Jerry Leigh's purchasing agreements require all suppliers to comply with all applicable laws within the country of business, with international standards, and with the Manufacturer Code of Conduct regarding slavery and human trafficking.
  5. Direct accountability and training of procurement professionals Jerry Leigh maintains and enforces internal accountability procedures for employees regarding company standards in slavery and human trafficking.   Jerry Leigh conducts regular internal training for all procurement and sourcing personnel and management to ensure that they are knowledgeable and aware of the issues and concerns surrounding the supply chain, including human trafficking and slavery, with a particular focus on mitigating risks.
  6. Information sharing Jerry Leigh partners with a number of nongovernmental compliance organizations (NGOs) and training partners to raise contractor and employee awareness of international social compliance issues. Training is conducted in regional offices and contractors are strongly encouraged to participate, wherever possible. All facilities are audited by 3rd party auditors irrespective of whether or not they participate in training.