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 from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.  

About CSM
CSM Bakery Solutions is an international leader in the baking industry, producing one of the industry’s broadest ranges of products for customers in more than 100 countries. That’s why CSM connects ingredients and expertise, providing many of the industry’s most trusted brands, including BakeMark, Brill, MeisterMarken, Multifoods, Waldkorn, Westco and more.

CSM connects bakeries and businesspeople with an international presence that includes 34 manufacturing facilities, 26 distribution centers, four innovation centers of excellence and more than 8,000 employees. We also maintain strategic partnerships, connecting with partners around the world to ensure availability of specialized ingredients, leverage unique product expertise, and offer known, trusted brands to help our customers grow their businesses.

Managing Modern Slavery Risks
Each entity within our company has its own duty to respect human rights. We operate with the following policies that describe our approach to the identification of risks:

    • Employee Codes of Conduct / Handbooks
    • Global Procurement Policy
    • Supplier Code of Conduct
    • Health & Safety Policy
    • Sustainability Policy

In 2016, CSM has taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with modern slavery in our business and supply chain, including:

    • Supplier Code of Conduct: CSM published a Supplier Code of Conduct as part of our responsible sourcing program. This Code 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.
    • Supply Chain Monitoring: CSM currently utilizes the supply chain mapping and traceability processes to evaluate any identified risks in our supply chain. In 2016, we identified one risk and, conducted traceability exercises. We have engaged with the supplier and are routinely monitoring the supplier's ongoing corrective action processes to ensure that they are striving for compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Looking Ahead
In the year ahead, we intend to further our activities in the management of human rights, including:

    • Harmonizing our country level employee codes of conduct and handbooks into one Global Code of Conduct, in line with the International Labour Organisation's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
    • Training all colleagues on the Global Code of Conduct, once published.
    • Developing tools and processes to support our team in identifying and managing risk with new and current suppliers. One such tool is the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) system.

Progress will be reported in our next statement.  

 

 

Marianne Kirkegaard
President and CEO
CSM Bakery Solutions