In January 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act became effective.
This California statute requires retailers and manufacturers to disclose “efforts to
eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains for tangible goods
offered for sale.” Equipment Center, Inc. dba Gymdok (Gymdok or Company) is committed to a mission of
inspiring healthier lives and expects its employees and suppliers to engage in ethical and
lawful business practices. The use of slave labor or human trafficking in the manufacture of
Gymdok products or components supplied to the Company is unethical and unacceptable.
Gymdok supply agreements require suppliers to manufacture and supply products in
compliance with applicable laws, regulations and industry standards. This comprehensive
provision, in addition to the Gymdok Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct
(found here), underscore the Company’s commitment to lawful and ethical practices,
including labor practices. Supply agreements entered into after January 2012 include a
provision specifically requiring suppliers to comply with all applicable laws related to slavery
and human trafficking and to certify that the supplier and its products comply with the laws
regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing
business. Life Fitness supply agreements require suppliers to warrant compliance with
applicable laws, regulations and industry standards.
Gymdok validates and approves its Tier 1 suppliers based on a variety of criteria. Gymdok uses a variety of means, including Company conducted audits, to verify and evaluate
suppliers. Supplier compliance with applicable laws, regulations and industry standards is
among the items audited by the Company. Gymdok does not currently engage a third
party in the verification of supply chains to specifically evaluate and address the risks of
human trafficking and slavery.
The Company trains its employees in a variety of areas, including ethical business conduct.
Employees and management participating in international trade and supply chain are
trained regarding the risks of doing business in high risk countries and/or with high risk
trading partners, including risk mitigation. The Company does not maintain internal
accountability and procedures for employees or contractors related to failing to meet
standards specifically regarding slavery and human trafficking. However, the Company
maintains a robust ethics and compliance program which encourages reporting and is
designed to identify and promptly address unethical or unlawful business practices, including