Effective January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in the Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires retailers and manufacturers to disclose their efforts in combatting human trafficking and forced labor in their own direct supply chain. Pacific Coast Producers opposes slavery and human trafficking, which are crimes under state, federal and international law. The Act is designed to inform consumers to make more informed decisions when they make purchases. PCP’s disclosure under the Act is located at the link below. PCP’s policy regarding human trafficking and forced labor can be found under the “Corporate Responsibility” tab on its home page, under the link “Policy Statements”. PCP respects human rights and fundamental freedoms as articulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act, as well as the core standards of the International Labor Organization.

Transparency in the Supply Chain Act of 2010

The California Transparency in the Supply Chain Act of 2010 (SB657) requires that retailers and manufacturers doing business in California and having annual worldwide gross receipts that exceed One Hundred Million dollars, shall disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its direct supply chain for tangible goods offered for sale.

Pacific Coast Producers, in compliance with SB657, provides the following information:

PCP does not currently engage in independent verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery.

PCP does not currently conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains.

PCP does require direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business. Should a supplier willfully fail to certify compliance, then that supplier will not be an approved supplier for PCP.

PCP maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking. PCP does provide company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products.

Did You Know?

Canned fruits and tomatoes are packed within just a few hours of being harvested at the peak of ripeness.