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Human Rights

Scope

 

This policy applies to all employees, contractors, consultants, suppliers and other workers at Country Pure Foods, including all personnel affiliated with third parties.

 

In the event anything in this policy conflicts with local law, local law will control the interpretation and application of this policy.

 

Purpose

 

Country Pure Foods is committed to a work environment that is free from human trafficking, forced labor and unlawful child labor. We strongly believe that we are responsible for promoting ethical and lawful employment practices. These practices are also required to be followed by our suppliers, subcontractors or business partners. This policy also complies with the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act.

 

Definitions

 

Human Trafficking: the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.

 

Forced Labor: all work of service, not voluntarily performed, that is obtained from an individual under the threat of force or penalty.

 

Harmful Child Labor: consists of the employment of children that is economically exploitative, or is likely to be hazardous to, or interfere with, the child’s education, or to be harmful to the child’s health, or physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development.

 

Policy

 

Country Pure Foods will not tolerate the use of unlawful child labor or forced labor in the manufacture of products it sells and will not accept products or services from Suppliers that employ or utilize child labor or forced labor in any manner. Human Trafficking and slavery are crimes under state, federal and international law. These crimes exist in countries throughout the world. This policy is to define how Country Pure Foods will make efforts to eliminate human trafficking and slavery from not only within its organization but also from our supply chains.

 

Requirements

 

Suppliers:

 

1.      Will not use forced or compulsory labor, i.e., any work or service that a worker performs involuntarily, under threat of penalty;

 

2.      Will ensure that the overall terms of employment are voluntary;

 

3.      Will comply with the minimum age requirements prescribed by applicable laws unless a specific contract contains stricter age requirements;

 

4.      Will compensate its workers with wages and benefits that meet or exceed the legal required minimum and will comply with overtime pay requirements;

 

5.      Will abide by applicable law concerning the maximum hours of daily labor.

 

 

Consequences

 

Suppliers who engage in human trafficking and slavery will have their supply agreements terminated.

 

If a Supplier to Country Pure Foods is found in violation of this policy, Country Pure Foods will take prompt, remedial measures to address the violation.

 

If it is discovered that facilities operated by Country Pure Foods is found to be in violation of this policy, remedial measures to correct the violation will be taken immediately.