The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (the “Act”), which became effective on January 1, 2012, requires retailers and manufacturers to provide access to information about efforts to eradicate such labor practices from their supply chains. The purpose of this law is to require retail sellers and manufacturers to disclose efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains and provide this information to the public. This information allows consumers to make informed purchasing choices.
McCall Farms is committed to fair and ethical labor conditions and practices, which is free from coerced labor, slavery or human trafficking in any form. In our own facilities, McCall Farms is further committed to follow all applicable environmental, safety, labor, and employment laws, and refrain from any practices that may result in human-rights violations. As a result, McCall Farms seeks to do business solely with suppliers and vendors that share these commitments. In compliance with the Act, McCall Farms makes the following disclosure:
McCall Farms requires suppliers to verify compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including laws regarding slavery and human trafficking. McCall Farms further requires suppliers to certify they have implemented procedures regarding their supply chain management to ensure they comply with laws on slavery and human trafficking. McCall Farms does not use third-parties to conduct this verification, but reserves the right to do so.
McCall Farms reserves the right to audit the facilities and practices of any supplier to ensure compliance with its terms and conditions, require corrective action by suppliers, and to terminate its business relationship with any suppliers that are not in compliance. These audits may be announced or unannounced.
McCall Farms requires its product suppliers and vendors to certify that materials incorporated into their products comply with all applicable law, including but not limited to laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they conduct business.
As a condition of doing business with McCall Farms, and as a means of self-certification, McCall Farms’ standard contracts and purchase orders with its product suppliers and vendors require compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including laws regarding slavery and human trafficking.
McCall Farms consistently enforces its standards and maintains procedures to address suppliers and vendors who fail to meet our Company standards, including those regarding slavery and trafficking.
Additionally, McCall Farms maintains and enforces written policies for our employees to help workers understand the Company’s requirements. These policies include procedures for reporting employee issues and concerns through our Open Door Policy, suspected violations of federal, state and local laws or Company policy, in addition to whistleblower protections and prohibitions against discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
If McCall Farms discovers compliance issues or problems with our employees, suppliers or vendors, we will endeavor to address these issues directly and, depending upon the circumstances, provide written notice and/or a specified time to take corrective action subject to, and in accordance with, our policies, procedures, and practices.
McCall Farms is committed to providing Company employees and management, including but not limited to those who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, with training on all applicable environmental, safety, labor, and employment laws. Although our past training programs have not included specific training regarding human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products, our future training opportunities will squarely address this issue.
In summary, McCall Farms strives for unwavering integrity in every aspect of its business.