On Jan. 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 went into effect in the state of California. This law requires many manufacturers and other companies who do business in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains. Mary Kay Inc. has a long and proud heritage of doing well by doing good in the countries and communities where we live and work. Mary Kay Ash founded her company on the Golden Rule – treat others as you wish to be treated. That’s why every day we are committed to enriching women’s lives and respecting the dignity of all people. To learn more about how Mary Kay is making a difference around the world, please visit our Social Responsibility page. Mary Kay is proud of its heritage as a good corporate citizen and to provide the following information below in full compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.


Mary Kay Inc. evaluates the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain on a regular and ongoing basis to identify high-risk areas. This function is conducted by Mary Kay employees with knowledge of the relevant supply chains.


Mary Kay Inc. conducts audits in high-risk areas to evaluate whether suppliers comply with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains. These audits are conducted by Mary Kay employees with the necessary access and knowledge of our supply chain to conduct such audits. Often these audits are unannounced.


Mary Kay Inc. requires suppliers to certify their compliance with laws regarding slavery and human trafficking.


Mary Kay Inc. maintains internal accountability standards and holds suppliers and employees accountable for complying with the standards set by the Company regarding slavery and human trafficking.


Mary Kay Inc. trains all new hires with direct responsibility for supply chain management in high-risk areas on human trafficking and slavery. The Company also trains management with decision-making authority for source of supply to understand and execute its policies regarding human trafficking and slavery. This training includes information on mitigating risks of slavery and human trafficking within the supply chains of products.