CA Transparency In Supply Chains Act
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Keurig, Incorporated (collectively, “GMCR”) began implementing a Supply Chain Transparency Program in its 2007 fiscal year (the “Program”). Under this Program, among other things, GMCR hires third-party consultants to assess the labor practices of certain of our significant, direct suppliers (“Suppliers”). As part of this assessment, GMCR directs our third-party consultants to perform periodic, scheduled, on-site evaluations on our behalf (“On-Site Evaluations”).
As part of the Program, GMCR also created a set of vendor expectations that were informed by internationally recognized standards (“Vendor Expectations”). GMCR provides copies of our Vendor Expectations to all of our facilities and to those of our Suppliers, which we request that they meet and post in their facilities.
GMCR does not require any of our suppliers to certify that they comply with applicable slavery and human trafficking laws. However, during On-Site Evaluations, GMCR inquires as to whether the Suppliers have implemented a program to evaluate their labor practices and those of their suppliers.
The Associate Director of CSR Reporting and Social Compliance attends periodic training on various supply chain transparency topics. Past topics have included human trafficking, slavery and mitigation of supply chain risks.