At Beall's Inc., which includes Beall's Department Stores, Inc., Beall's Outlet Stores, Inc. and Burke's Outlet, LLC, we are committed to ensure that the products we sell to our customers are obtained from vendors and suppliers that meet all local, state and federal laws and regulations including but not limited to health, workplace safety, labor compensation, human rights labor and all other social responsibility issues to include slavery, child labor, prison or forced labor and human trafficking.
Vendors and suppliers are bound to the terms and conditions of our purchase orders and must comply completely with all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Beall's Inc. conducts supplier audits by using independent agents to assist, monitor, review and assess product quality control and factory working environments to accomplish human right compliance for all current and prospective vendors and suppliers. We work closely with our independent agents to address any and all compliance issues that arise out of the audit process.
Beall's Code of Ethics includes the compliance of rules and regulations of all federal, state, provincial and local governments as well as other private and public regulatory agencies. Beall's Inc. will cease purchasing activities with vendors and suppliers that violate those rules and ethical standards and will terminate employees that knowingly conduct business with vendors and suppliers in violation of those laws and ethical standards. Annual training is conducted internally at Beall's Inc. and focuses on such compliance to include issues of social responsibility as outlined in this statement.