In 2010 the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) was passed and has been into effected on January 1, 2012. This law requires large retailers and manufacturers who do business in the state of California and have annual gross worldwide sales of over $100 million U.S. dollars to be transparent about the efforts they have undergone to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain.
As Acer is a member of the RBA, we require our suppliers to abide by the RBA code of conduct, especially with regards to their workforces. The RBA code of conduct specifically forbids malpractices such as using forced labor, underpaid labor, involuntary prison labor, or binding workers to unreasonable contracts. Acer also conducts risk management, on-site factory inspections, training courses, and other management procedures to ensure that our suppliers’ manufacturing operations accord with Acer' social and environmental responsibilities. We have adopted Supply Chain Labor Rights Management Process, to prevent the possibility of any of our suppliers engaging in forced labor or human trafficking. For complete information concerning Acer' supply chain responsibility program and specific audit findings, please see Acer Corporate Responsibility Reports.