California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Compliance
Stater Bros. Markets’ commitment to honesty, integrity and ethics
For over 75 years, Stater Bros. Markets has strived to operate at the highest level of honesty, integrity and ethics. That is why Stater Bros. Markets fully supports the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (the “Act”) and would not tolerate any slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain. Stater Bros. Markets expects the members of our supply chain to adhere to similar business and ethical standards.
To evaluate and address the risks of human trafficking and slavery in its product supply chain under the Act, Stater Bros. Markets verification process consists solely of asking our direct suppliers to certify that the materials incorporated into their products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the countries in which they are doing business. We do not engage a third party auditor to conduct independent, unannounced audits of our suppliers. Stater Bros. Markets does not conduct regular audits of our vendors and suppliers to monitor their ongoing compliance with our standards regarding human trafficking and slavery. However, Stater Bros. Markets requests that our vendors and suppliers grant us the right to conduct such audits upon request.
Stater Bros. Markets periodically reviews our general policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all state and federal laws. Stater Bros. has not developed independent training on human trafficking and slavery to company employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management nor has it adopted specific internal accountability standards and procedures, outside of regular company employee discipline procedures and business practices, for dealing with employees or contractors who fail to meet our standards in these areas..