Safety & Compliance
We always ensure that our solutions meet or exceed your brand standards.
HALO abides by the most comprehensive product safety, environmental and social compliance protocols available in the promotional products industry.
HALO’s robust vendor compliance program requires our suppliers to adhere to applicable federal, state and international regulatory standards.
We always ensure that our solutions are fully compliant with your brand standards, support your commitment to sustainability, and offer stringent product safety standards.
HALO requires our vendors to comply with and commit to operating their business according to fair labor practices and environmental compliance in all locations that it manufactures products for HALO.
Supply chain compliance
HALO manages a supply chain consisting of over 6,500 domestic and international suppliers. Our Supplier Code of Conduct and Certificate of Compliance agreements are required documents for every HALO supplier. We inspect directly and through certified third parties-several of our primary suppliers to assure compliance with worker safety, labor, and environmental laws.
- Representations and Warranties
- Recall Protocols
- Audit Rights
Our “Secure Source” product integrity protocol guarantees that the products we sell are compliant with all local, state, national, and international laws on product material composition and manufactured in accordance with international labor standards. Our in-house product integrity teams work with our manufacturers and CPSC labs to ensure compliance. In 2022 3,425 products were tested to meet client compliance requirements.
HALO’s supplier diversity program promotes business opportunities for diverse suppliers by offering incentives for certification and mentoring on how to comply with HALO standards. As our trade spend continues to increase with company growth, we are committed to a three-year goal of 10% of total spend with our supply chain by 2026.
We will achieve our goal by continuing our outreach to suppliers outside of our industry who are diversity certified with enhanced promotion to our buyers and clients.
- 2018 $11.4MM – 4.4% of total spend
- 2019 $29.4MM – 8.1% of total spend
- 2020 $29.2MM – 7% of total spend
- 2021 $24.5MM – 4.6% of total spend
- 2022 $33.6MM – 5.6% of total spend
HALO enforces a Zero Tolerance Policy for the use of child or forced labor or human trafficking practices. Suppliers must comply with all applicable wage and hour labor laws as well as regulations covering employee compensation, reimbursements, taxes, and working hours. We require that all suppliers, agents, and factories seeking to become approved by HALO demonstrate in writing and practice a shared, relentless commitment to these standards. In 2022 44 social audits were conducted to ensure manufacturing compliance with social regulations.