6. Steps taken to assess the effectiveness of slavery policies
- The Acushnet Group Compliance Committee has worldwide responsibility to address compliance issues related to the Group's business. The Compliance Committee meets regularly and develops policies and procedures for many issues, including the inclusion of provisions in multiple compliance documents prohibiting child or forced labour (e.g. the Group's Supplier Citizenship Policy and Code of Business Conduct and Ethics), updating these where necessary.
- Failures to meet any of these standards by employees, contractors or suppliers are addressed by the Committee and by the senior management of the Group.
- The Group will terminate employees and contractors, and it may terminate an entire supplier relationship
Periodic third-party on-site audits for many suppliers are conducted on each of the eleven categories listed in thePolicy. If concerns are identified, suppliers must produce corrective action plans describing how theywill resolve issues uncovered in audits.2
This Committee acts swiftly to respond to any detection of modern slavery or human traffickingpractices. Failures to meet any of these standards by employees, contractors or suppliers areaddressed by the Committee and by the senior management of the Group.3
The Group may terminate a supplier relationship if serious
non-compliance is discovered (such as child or forced labour) if it is not immediately addressed or ifother instances of non-compliance continue.3