Transparency in Supply Chain Statement 

Reporting for 2022

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657), and the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act of 2015 require certain businesses to provide disclosures concerning their efforts to address the issues of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains, to provide consumers the ability to make better and more informed choices about the products they buy and companies they support. Morales MMA, LLC (Vandetta) believes modern slavery and human trafficking are egregious issues; we are committed to doing due diligence within our operations to minimize the risk of these issues in our supply chain. 

Sourcing and Manufacturing

Vandetta does not own, operate or manage manufacturing facilities. The majority of our products are manufactured by contract manufacturers located outside the United States. We seek to establish and maintain long-term relationships with key manufacturing partners who share our values. We manage our supply chain from a global and regional perspective and adjust as needed to changes in the global production environment, including political risks, factory capacity, import limitations and costs, raw material costs, availability and cost of labor, and transportation costs.

Slavery and Human Trafficking Standards

Vandetta is committed to taking appropriate steps to help ensure that our products are manufactured in factories that operate with fair and safe working conditions and sustainable business practices. To demonstrate this responsibility, we value and strive for long-term partnerships with factories to monitor and ensure continuous improvement in alignment with our Standards of Manufacturing Practices (SMP) (aka Code of Conduct). Vandetta’s SMP includes a standard that addresses forced labor, where all suppliers are required to demonstrate that they do not use forced labor, whether in the form of prison, indentured, slave, bonded, trafficked, or any other form of compulsory labor. Vandetta defines slavery and human trafficking as used by U.S. Department of State:

  • Human Trafficking: "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: "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."

We have a Foreign Migrant Worker Policy which our suppliers are required to abide by. This policy establishes a set of standards-based upon ILO Core Conventions, internationally recognized principles, and industry best practices that we require our supplier partners to adhere to in order to offer the greatest protection to migrant workers who have traveled from another country to obtain employment.