CLOVERDALE FOODS COMPANY HUMAN RIGHTS STATEMENT
This Statement applies to Cloverdale Foods Company, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partnerships, joint ventures (collectively the “Company”) and to such entities’ shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents (“Company Representatives”).
It sets forth the Company’s clear commitment to respect human rights in the Company’s operations.
This Statement complements the Company’s policies on Equal Employment Opportunity, Harassment, and Business Partner Code of Conduct.
HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY STATEMENT
This statement is uniquely our own. However, in its development, we considered for purposes of guidance, a number of international instruments, including the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Labor Organization’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
The Company is committed to respecting the recognized human rights principles aimed at promoting and protecting human rights in the countries in which we operate. We recognize that governments are ultimately responsible for establishing the legal framework to protect human rights within their jurisdictions.
Consistent with our commitment, we:
- strive to eliminate forced labor, child labor, and discrimination in the workplace;
- work to establish safe and healthy working conditions;
- value diversity as part of our business strategy;
- seek to compensate employees competitively and to comply with applicable wage, work hours, overtime and benefits laws; and,
- respect principles of freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining in accordance with applicable law and practice.
We believe one of the best ways to fulfill our commitment to respect human rights is to build a culture of trust and respect throughout our organization. We seek to achieve this in many different ways and are continuously looking for ways to improve on our efforts.
We work hard to make the Company an outstanding employer and corporate citizen, and encourage dialogue and engagement throughout our organization with internal and external stakeholders.
OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS
We have a large and diverse network of suppliers, vendors, customers, and other business partners (collectively, “Business Partners”), and recognize the roles they play in helping us fulfill the objectives to which we aspire through this policy.
We expect our Business Partners to share the Company’s commitment set forth in this Statement, and to follow our Business Partner Code of Conduct.
Recognizing that each entity in that network should seek to undertake its own efforts to address human rights issues, we support our Business Partners’ own efforts on this subject.
OPERATIONALIZING THESE COMMITMENTS
As part of our commitment to respect human rights, we have undertaken to establish internal and external mechanisms to help identify, address and mitigate potential adverse human rights impacts that may be caused by our actions.
Many of these mechanisms already exist and are integrated into our operations through established policies, which include, but are not limited to the Company’s policies on Equal Employment Opportunity, Harassment, and Business Partner Code of Conduct.
We strive to review the operationalization of this statement with a goal toward the continuous improvement of our ability to fulfill our commitments.
Our Human Resource Department is responsible for coordinating the operationalization of our commitments across the Company.
Consistent with our commitment to dialogue and engagement, we consult with relevant internal and external stakeholders to understand human rights-related concerns and issues, and to assess and escalate them as appropriate.
REPORTING ISSUES RELATED TO OUR COMMITMENT TO RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS
This Statement complements the Company’s Policy on Theft, Fraud, Abuse and Waste (policy #780) available by contacting the Human Resource Department, which sets forth the Company’s clear policy on reporting illegal or unethical behavior, including adverse human rights impacts, and protection against retaliation for making such reports.
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CLOVERDALE FOODS COMPANY BUSINESS PARTNER CODE OF CONDUCT
This Business Partner Code of Conduct (“Business Partner Code”) applies to those under contract with Cloverdale Foods Company, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partnerships, joint ventures (collectively the “Company”) to provide goods and/or services to the Company.
This policy complements and incorporates the expectations for Business Partners set forth in the Company’s Human Rights Statement.
The expectations in this Business Partner Code are in addition to the Business Partner obligations enumerated in the respective contracts individual Business Partners have with the Company. This Business Partner Code is in no way intended to conflict with or modify the terms and conditions of any existing contract between the Company and a Business Partner.
Expectations of Business Partners
When conducting business with the Company, Business Partners are expected to adhere to the following principles:
- Maintain awareness of and comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which they operate.
- Strive to eliminate forced labor, child labor, and discrimination in the workplace.
- Value diversity as part of their business strategy.
- Seek to compensate employees competitively and to comply with applicable wage, work hours, overtime and benefits laws.
- Respect principles of freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining in accordance with applicable law and practice.
- Work to establish safe and healthy working conditions.
- Comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
- Commensurate with the size and nature of the Business Partner’s operations, support compliance with the Business Partner Code by establishing appropriate management processes and cooperating with reasonable assessment or audit processes if and when requested by the Company.
- Report suspected violations of the Supplier Code to the Company’s Human Resource Department immediately if a violation of the Supplier Code is ever in question. Violations of this policy, or questions concerning the stated expectation of suppliers can be communicated by contacting:
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The Company reserves the right to terminate any agreement with any supplier that cannot demonstrate compliance with the Supplier Code.