California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Dyson is a global technology company committed to conducting business in an ethical and environmentally responsible way. Dyson strongly believes that forced labor in any form is unacceptable. We recognize the complexity of this issue, especially in multi-tiered supply chains and we are committed to tackling these risks through strong policies, internal and independent audits, and supplier training.
Dyson and its suppliers work to the Dyson Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct which is based on International Labor Organization standards and national laws. The Code of Conduct sets out Dyson's requirements in relation to labor practices, health and safety, responsible sourcing and environmental standards. We continually review the no forced labor provisions in our Code of Conduct to ensure they are in line with the latest industry standards.
Dyson has a dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team based in the UK, Malaysia and China. They work with suppliers through a combination of assessments using Sedex, an ethical database, supplier training and audits. Dyson uses information from Sedex risk assessments to help prioritize suppliers to audit. In addition to audits, Dyson operates a third party hotline for workers to raise any issues relating to working conditions. Audits are conducted by Dyson auditors or by independent CSR auditors. To fully understand the working environment in a supplier facility, the auditors interview a cross-section of the supplier’s workforce without management present to ensure that interviewee’s responses are not adversely influenced. Between 2017 and 2018 Dyson’s in-house CSR team carried out over 220 CSR supplier audits in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Thailand and the Philippines. Supplier audits are either on an announced or unannounced basis.
Dyson runs quarterly CSR training days for Dyson suppliers and briefing sessions with our supply chain facing teams. We also work in partnership with non-profit organization Verité to audit, review policies and train suppliers in Malaysia and the Philippines on modern slavery and forced labor risks.