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California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Disclosure

Cooper Industries plc and its affiliated companies (“Cooper Industries”) are committed to assuring that slavery, underage labor, and human trafficking do not exist in their supply chains.   Cooper Industries has implemented contractual requirements that its suppliers comply with all applicable laws including, specifically, laws which prohibit slavery, underage labor, and human trafficking.  Cooper Industries uses its internal sourcing professionals to conduct regular audits of its suppliers, including unannounced audits.  These audits include evaluation of compliance with laws, including laws prohibiting slavery, underage labor, and human trafficking.  A supplier which fails to comply with laws on slavery, underage labor, and human trafficking is subject to termination of contracts and any outstanding orders.


Likewise, a condition of employment with Cooper Industries is agreement to abide by Cooper Industries’ Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, which requires compliance with all applicable laws in countries in which Cooper Industries does business.  These laws include laws forbidding slavery, underage labor, and human trafficking.  Employees must re-certify annually their agreement to abide by Cooper Industries’ Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.  Cooper Industries’ Law Department trains sourcing professionals on compliance with Cooper Industries’ Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and the requirements in sourcing contracts and purchase orders to comply with applicable laws prohibiting slavery, underage labor, and human trafficking.