California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Apio Inc. is dedicated to conducting business in a lawful and ethical manner. Doing so requires that we balance the social, environmental and economic benefits and risks of our products. Our policy is to only work with suppliers who share our commitment to socially responsible and ethical business practices. Apio Inc. expects its suppliers to obey all laws, regulations and other governmental authorities of any country in which they do business.
Apio Inc.’s commitment to the assurance that its supply chain is lawfully and ethically maintained includes, among other things, an expectation that suppliers not use forced labor of any kind, including human trafficking and slavery, to produce the products they provide to Apio Inc. To monitor compliance with its expectations, Apio Inc. encourages suppliers to comply with all laws and regulations, including those relating to slavery and human trafficking.
Further, Apio Inc. audits potential new and current suppliers from time to time to determine if they are meeting the requirements of Apio Inc. Supplier participation in the audit process is mandatory and failure to meet the requirements of Apio Inc. may result in discontinuation of the supplier relationship.
Suppliers who enter into written agreements with Apio Inc. are required to comply with applicable laws within the country of business, including those laws regarding human trafficking and slavery, and specify the requirements by which our suppliers must abide. Apio Inc. trains its employees who are responsible for supply chain management on how to recognize and reduce the risks within the supply chain. Such training may include presentations, seminars, workshops or webinars.
Apio Inc. understands the importance of fair labor practices and is committed to doing its part to eradicating slavery and human trafficking. Apio Inc. maintains internal accountability procedures for its employees and contractors. Apio Inc. also provides compliance training on the company standards and code of conduct for its employees and management.