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California Transparency in Supply Chain Notice.

Cal. Civil Code section 1714.43

Illumina respects the human rights of workers within its direct supply chain. Illumina’s efforts in this area include: the use of contract provisions with Illumina direct suppliers requiring their compliance with applicable labor laws and barring those suppliers from the use of child, slave or forced labor; inquire as to use of child, slave or forced labor and compliance with labor laws during pre-arranged Illumina conducted audits; requesting that new direct suppliers certify their compliance with applicable labor laws including that they do not use child, slave or forced labor; training to employees working with direct suppliers to bring attention to this law and the issue of human trafficking and slavery; training to employees working with direct suppliers about the contract.

Supply Chain and Conflict-Free Minerals

Background
“Conflict minerals” – tantalum, tin, gold, or tungsten – that originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries are sometimes mined and sold by armed groups to finance civil violence. These minerals can make their way into the supply chains of products used by consumers and businesses around the world.

In 2010, the U.S. Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which requires U.S. Securities and Exchange Act reporting companies, such as Illumina, to disclose their use of such conflict minerals beginning in 2014.

Conflict-Free Minerals Policy
Illumina supports the goal of avoiding the use of conflict minerals that directly or indirectly benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries.

Accordingly, Illumina expects its suppliers to commit to the EICC Code of Conduct, which was established by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to ensure worker safety and fairness, environmental responsibility, and business efficiency. The EICC Code of Conduct includes a provision related to the responsible sourcing of minerals and requires suppliers to have a policy to reasonably assure that the tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold in the products they manufacture does not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups that are perpetrators of serious human rights abuses in the DRC or an adjoining country. Illumina expects its suppliers to establish their own due diligence program to ensure supply chains that are free of conflict minerals and to make their due diligence measures available to Illumina upon request.

Illumina Form SD - 2013
Illumina Conflict Minerals Report - 2013

Illumina will routinely evaluate its suppliers to ensure that they are adhering to Illumina’s expectations and values.

Statement on Compliance with California Law

Illumina, Inc. (“Illumina”) has established one or more policies and processes (the “Compliance Program”) to comply with California’s healthcare professional aggregate spend law, Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 119400-119402 (the “Law”).  This Statement on Compliance with California Law is applicable to any Illumina personnel who interact with California healthcare professionals as defined in the Law.

ANNUAL DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH CALIFORNIA LAW
Illumina is committed to conducting its business ethically and in compliance with all applicable laws. To the best of its knowledge and based on a good faith understanding of the statutory requirements, Illumina has established the Compliance Program to meet the requirements set forth in the Law.  Illumina has tailored the Compliance Program to meet the specific needs of Illumina and periodically assesses the effectiveness of the Compliance Program.  Thus, subject to the limitations described above, Illumina declares that Illumina is, in all material respects, in compliance with the Compliance Program and with the respective established annual spending limits for reporting period of June 1 through May 31.
As recognized by the United States Office of Inspector General’s (“OIG”) Compliance Guidance, even an effective compliance program cannot eliminate the possibility that one or more individual employees could engage in conduct that would be considered improper.  Accordingly, this declaration is not intended, and should not be construed to imply, that there have not been violations of the Compliance Program nor that Illumina has not identified any individual instances in which there may have been violations of one or more provisions of the Compliance Program.

For a written copy of the compliance program description 
or this declaration, call 800.809.4566 (please ask to speak with the Legal Compliance department).