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Forced Labor

Forced Labor Satement

*California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657)

To address the regulations of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657), Mountain Hardwear defines slavery and human trafficking as used by U.S. Department of State:

Human Trafficking:
As defined in the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protections Act (TVPA) of 2000, human trafficking is “any recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.”

Slavery – Involuntary Servitude:
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protections Act (TVPA) of 2000 defines involuntary servitude to include “a condition of servitude induced by means of – (A) any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such condition, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (B) the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process.”