Disclosure Regarding Compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Effective January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657), went into effect in the State of California. The act requires manufacturers doing business in California to disclose efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its direct supply chain.
Newman’s Own, Inc. is committed to protecting the working rights and safety of the people who produce and supply products to our company. We prohibit human trafficking and slave labor in our operations and our company standards require compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We expect our suppliers to comply with these standards, and to monitor their suppliers for compliance with these laws and regulations.
The following is the Newman’s Own, Inc. required disclosure under the Act:
Verification: We ask our suppliers to audit their operations for compliance with our company standards and, as required, verify that their supply chain is free of objectionable conduct. We ask our suppliers to acknowledge in writing their understanding and acceptance of these standards.
Supplier Audits: We may conduct scheduled or unannounced audits of our suppliers.
Certification: We ask our suppliers to certify in writing their compliance with all applicable laws, including laws against slavery and human trafficking.
Internal Accountability: Newman’s Own, Inc. is committed to ethical and socially responsible conduct in the workplace. We ask all our employees and suppliers to adhere to a Standards of Conduct.
Training: Newman’s Own, Inc. will provide training for our employees who manage the supply chain regarding our policies on slavery and human trafficking.
By taking these steps, we believe that Newman’s Own, Inc. is showing its commitment to the global effort to eliminate slavery and human trafficking.