Greyston Bakery Inc.is providing this statement about its obligations under the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 – S. B. 657 (the “Act”). The Act requires Greyston Bakery Inc. to publicly disclose its efforts to eradicate human trafficking from its direct supply chain. Human trafficking is a form of forced and compulsory labor. Greyston Bakery Inc. is committed to elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor, including human trafficking, and abolition of child labor. Greyston Bakery Inc.’s employment policy explicitly prohibits the company from hiring child or forced labor while fulfilling its mission of human development through open hiring. Any suspected instance of an abuse internally or involving a supplier should be reported to our Human Resources department for immediate investigation.
Greyston Bakery Inc. expects its suppliers to comply with all legal requirements. Although Greyston Bakery Inc. does not currently have a formal verification program, we do request our potential suppliers to state and affirm their compliance with the Act during the supplier assessment process to become a new supplier. Greyston Bakery Inc. does not perform social responsibility audits, either internally or through a third-party audit, in relation to the Act at this time. Greyston Bakery Inc.in its engagements with suppliers, vendors, or individual contractors will advise of its commitment to the Act and seek their cooperation for adherence to it. However, Greyston Bakery Inc. does not require direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into their products comply with slavery and human trafficking laws in the country or countries in which that supplier is doing business. Greyston Bakery Inc. maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for suppliers, vendors and contractors who fail to comply with the Act and has a policy to investigate reported cases of non-compliance. In maintaining, our commitment to comply with the Act, Greyston Bakery Inc. will terminate supplier contracts immediately when a breach of the Act by a supplier is found to have occurred.
Although not currently in place, Greyston Bakery Inc. is working towards providing a training program on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management.
Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager
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