Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Addressing the California Supply Chains Act and the UK Modern Slavery Act

CSM Bakery Solutions strongly opposes any and all illegal and unethical treatment of people, including any acts of slavery or human trafficking.  The following statement represents the efforts that we have undertaken within the last financial year.

CSM Bakery Solutions works with a large and diverse supply chain.  Each entity has its own duty to respect human rights. We communicate our expectations through the Employee Code of Conduct and the recently published Supplier Code of Conduct (fiscal 2016).

Our Employee Code of Conduct is generally aligned with the International Labour Organisation's Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. 

The Supplier Code of Conduct is part of our responsible sourcing program, and defines our expectations of our business partners in the areas of business integrity, labor practices, quality, health & safety environmental practices & land rights, and compliance within our supply chain. 

As the Supplier Code of Conduct was published in 2016, we did not engage in verification of our product supply chains in 2015 or conduct audits to evaluate compliance with the supplier code of conduct.  We are currently developing new language for the terms and conditions of our contracts to enable CSM Bakery Solutions to audit, manage and verify the implementation of the Supplier Code of Conduct in the future.

In addition, we have not yet conducted training on slavery or human trafficking with our employees or management that have direct responsibilities for supply chain management, nor do we maintain internal accountability standards for compliance with the Employee Code of Conduct or management of the Supplier Code of Conduct. These will be developed as the Supplier Code of Conduct implementation continues.

 

 

Marianne Kirkegaard

President and CEO

CSM Bakery Solutions