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California Supply Chains Act

Foster Farms believes that Human Rights are a worldwide corporate responsibility, and that all human beings are entitled to live and work with dignity. Although a U.S. based poultry producer, with limited international activity, Foster Farms takes comprehensive steps to ensure at all levels of its supply chain that the vendors it does business with adhere to this principle, and are free from human rights violations, including the trafficking in human beings. These steps include:

  1. Verification: Foster Farms is committed to fair labor standards in its supply chain. Foster Farms may conduct periodic random assessments of product suppliers to verify that they are not at risk for violating anti-slavery and human trafficking laws. Foster Farms does not use third party vendors to conduct these verifications.
  2. Training: Foster Farms provides special training for its Supply Chain Management to maintain on-going awareness of Human Rights issues and abuses, such as the trafficking in human beings. Additionally all members of the Foster Farms executive leadership receive similar training in Human Rights issues every two years.
  3. Certification: Foster Farms may require that vendors provide certification of compliance with all applicable laws governing employment, and human rights, including the prohibition of human trafficking.
  4. Supplier Audits: Foster Farms reserves the right to require vendors to provide independent third party audited proof of compliance and certification, but does not directly conduct independent third party vendor audits. Foster Farms will promptly and thoroughly investigate any claims or indications that a supplier is engaging in the violation of human rights, including human trafficking.

Internal Accountability: Foster Farms’ vigorous pursuit of this policy will result in termination of any supplier that fails to provide certification and any requisite proof of compliance, or in any other way fails to meet expectations regarding Human Rights.