The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

Effective January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires certain businesses doing business in the state of California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chain.


Our Sustainable Development Charter represents our corporate responsibility to our stakeholders including customers, suppliers, shareholders, industry group, employees and the communities in which we operate;


“We are socially responsible through our ethical business conduct and we uphold internationally accepted human and labor rights across our operations, provide safe, healthy and rewarding workplaces for our employees and act as a responsible neighbor supporting communities in which we operate”


Our Suppliers are expected to;


  • Provide sustainability information in a prompt and transparent manner
  • Achieve certification to environmental and social standards where appropriate
  • Comply with all applicable local and international legislation
  • Work to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of workers and local communities


During an audit, our suppliers must demonstrate compliance including, amongst other things, that neither they, nor any parties in their supply chain, “practice or condone slavery, coercion, child labor or human trafficking in their operations” (1).


Spicers Paper (or Kelly Paper) is committed to ensure that our employees understand and follow the CNG Code of Conduct and their ethical and legal obligations.