California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
Wholesome! (Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc.) is committed to conducting business with honesty and integrity wherever we operate around the world, treating all people with dignity and respect, and complying with all applicable laws, regulations and treaties. We are committed to protecting and promoting human rights globally. We do not tolerate illegal child labor, forced labor, or any use of force or other form of coercion, fraud, deception, abuse of power or other means to control people in order to exploit them. We respect international principles of human rights including, but not limited to, the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act as amended, and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. We embody these principles and commitments in our corporate policies, and our Suppliers Code of Conduct. We comply with the employment laws of every country in which we operate and expect those with whom we do business to do the same.
Wholesome! verifies our Supplier’s compliance through a combination of third party certifications and annual Supplier Audits. In the event that we become aware of any actions or conditions not in compliance, Wholesome! reserves the right to demand corrective measures or to terminate an agreement with any supplier who does not comply with the goals to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains.
Wholesome! is also a member of Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), a not for profit membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Sedex is currently being used by a number of leading retailers and brand manufacturers and over 15,000 sites are registered on Sedex. More information can be found at www.sedexglobal.com.
Wholesome! demands certain values and business principles which we have committed to worldwide. These principles help to implement certain nonnegotiable minimum standards of behavior in key areas. Wholesome Sweeteners business principles will continue to evolve and adapt to the changing world. Our foundation is unchanged from the start of the company, and reflects the basic ideas of fairness, honesty, sustainability and a sincere concern for people.