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Social Responsibility

Bumble Bee Seafoods conducts business ethically and honestly and in a manner that respects individuals, their communities and the environment. We expect the same from those with whom we work and expect that our suppliers operate with similar values and adhere to the following basic requirements in order to maintain a relationship with us. We require that our Suppliers provide written acknowledgment and compliance with our Code of Conduct. Click here to view our Supplier Code of Conduct and information relevant to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.

Additionally, to validate compliance with our code and drive improvement, we have third party auditors perform semi-announced onsite audits of supplier facilities. Facilities, and onsite dormitories where applicable, are audited against local and national law and against the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) standards in nine main areas including child and forced labor, wages and benefits, working hours and humane treatment. Facilities receive periodic evaluations based upon audit performance and risk assessment.

Bumble Bee realizes that social accountability must extend beyond production facilities to the harvesting vessels. While there is currently no existing standard or credible audit process for the challenging and often remote operations of tuna fishing vessels, we are actively engaged with supply chain partners and other stakeholders in this area. In late 2016, Bumble Bee joined the Seafood Task Force (formerly known as the Shrimp Sustainable Supply Chain Task Force) with the objective of providing guidance on its expanded scope into tuna and to help develop realistic and credible vessel standards for tuna vessels. While a challenging endeavor, we remain committed to expanding the reach of social accountability to tuna fishing vessels. More can learned about, and progress on Task Force developments tracked, at http://www.seafoodtaskforce.global/

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Beyond audits of facilities and vessels, Bumble Bee is further committed to ending modern slavery through our partnership with the Not For Sale Campaign https://www.notforsalecampaign.org/

Not For Sale is a “network to grow self-sustaining social projects with purpose-driven business to end exploitation and forced labor.” The approach the organization takes is to try to stop slavery before it happens by “building an economic wall between the poorest 2 billion people and slavery.” Bumble Bee is excited about our ten-year, one-million dollar commitment to support Not For Sale to support its operation in Vietnam where our Anova business has a presence! Learn more about the Vietnam project here. https://www.notforsalecampaign.org/vietnam/

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