Barnes & Noble, Inc., and its subsidiaries (“Barnes & Noble”) have developed and implemented a robust social and legal vendor compliance program for suppliers. Elements of this program include, but are not limited to, a comprehensive Vendor Code of Conduct that requires, among other things, vendor assurances of compliance with applicable laws and regulations and a prohibition on the use of forced labor and child labor. With respect to the voluntary elements listed in California Civil Code section 1714.43(c) and similar domestic and international laws, rules and regulations, Barnes & Noble does not engage in verification of product supply chains, conduct audits of suppliers, or provide training to employees and management with respect to risks of human trafficking or slavery, but it does seek to obtain vendor certifications of compliance with its Vendor Code of Conduct and maintains internal accountability standards, including disciplinary measures up to and including termination, for employees and contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking.

For additional information on vendor compliance, visit our Vendor and Product Compliance Requirements page.