Since its founding by Dr. Homer H. Stryker in 1941, Stryker Corporation has been committed to conducting our affairs in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and the highest ethical standards. Stryker also expects our business partners and suppliers to help ensure that we continue to meet our commitment to responsible supply chain management. Efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our supply chain are part of our comprehensive commitment to ethics, compliance with laws and social responsibility.
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 became effective on January 1, 2012. The act declares that slavery and human trafficking are crimes under state, federal, and international law and requires that retailers and manufacturers doing business in the state of California disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chain. The statements below are Stryker’s response to this requirement.