California Act Information
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires many companies manufacturing or selling products in California to disclose their efforts to address the issues of slavery and human trafficking, thus allowing consumers to make more informed choices about the products they buy. The Food Huggers Sourcing Program is made of the following components and underpinned by the goal of protecting and promoting healthy, sustainable and ethical working conditions.
Transparency: Food Huggers expects our suppliers to be open and honest with us about their successes and challenges. We also expect transparency into their supply chains – providing us the names and locations of their sub-suppliers. Everyone that chooses to purchase our products can be confident that Food Huggers seeks to improve the lives of those that manufacture and ship our products.
Contractual Obligations: Food Huggers only sources from a select number of strategic suppliers known to respect the laws of their country and the rights of workers. Food Huggers requires all new factories to certify, via our specification requirements and Code of Conduct, that materials they incorporate into our products comply with the laws relating to slavery and human trafficking of the countries in which they are doing business.
Onsite Assessment of Supplier Social Practices: All Food Huggers factories undergo an onsite assessment by a professional, independent third-party social assessment firm. These social assessments ensure suppliers meet our minimum expectations with regards to working conditions as specified in our Code of Conduct. Onsite social assessments, which may or may not be unannounced, must include confidential worker interviews, review of documentation and records, and visual inspection of safety conditions.