The purpose of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (S.B. 657) is to provide the public with information about a company’s efforts to address the global issue of human trafficking and slavery.
Del Monte Foods is opposed to human trafficking and forced labor at any level. The following are steps we take to ensure that forced labor and human trafficking do not exist in our supply chain:
Supplier Audits We conduct periodic audits of our contract manufacturers and certain other direct suppliers. These audits are conducted by our internal audit and/or supply chain teams which are trained in assessing risks in our supply chain. Independent, unannounced audits may be used to address quality assurance and compliance issues, but are not currently used to specifically audit compliance with human trafficking and slavery requirements. Del Monte’s Supplier Code of Conduct, Purchase Order Terms and Conditions, standard form Contract Manufacturing Agreement, and Procurement Purchasing Policy all prohibit forced labor and child labor. If an issue of human trafficking or slavery comes to our attention, then we would require that the supplier address the issue(s) or face termination of the supplier relationship.
Del Monte is committed to integrating qualified small, minority and women owned businesses into our sourcing process by offering them an equal opportunity to compete for our business.