Superior Farms is committed to the protection and advancement of human rights, and our employees adhere to our Standards of Conduct as published in our Employee Handbook. A primary tenet of this Policy prohibits “any act, which in the opinion of any member of management of the Company might endanger the health, safety, welfare or lives of other employees.”
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires large manufacturers to make the following disclosure regarding our efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our direct supply chain:
- Verification of Supply Chain. Superior Farms requires its suppliers to adhere to all laws and regulations governing labor and human rights, including those pertaining to forced labor and human trafficking.
- Audit. Superior Farms has the right but does not currently conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards against trafficking and slavery in supply chains.
- Supplier Certification. Our expectation is that all suppliers submit to an audit of the supplier’s facilities, upon request by Superior Farms, and inform Superior Farms of any regulatory noncompliance or violation of laws related to this issue. Superior Farms does not currently certify supplier compliance.
- Accountability. Superior Farms is committed to ethical and socially responsible conduct in the workplace. Upon hire, Superior Farms requires all employees to read and acknowledge receipt and understanding of our Employee Hand Book which prohibits any conduct that may threaten security, personal safety, employee welfare and company operations. Human trafficking and slavery is a violation of the law and would constitute a violation of our Standards of Conduct. Such a violation could result in disciplinary action against the employee, including termination.
- Training. While management conducts regular training on various company policies and conducts regular meetings to review employee expectations, Superior Farms does not at this time conduct annual training on its Standards of Conduct in totality.