Our commitment to quality goes beyond the food and service in our restaurants. We also strive to purchase products that are produced, grown, manufactured and transported in a manner that addresses the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain.
We take the following steps to mitigate this risk:
- Evaluating the potential presence of this risk in our direct product supply chain.
- Evolving our vendor agreements to include an ability to evaluate the vendor’s compliance with our standards regarding slavery and human trafficking in supply chains, including (1) obtaining assurances that materials incorporated into products sold to us comply with all applicable laws regarding the prohibition and prevention of human trafficking and slavery, and (2) reserving our right to perform announced and, with select vendors, unannounced audits. Such audits may be performed by us or an approved auditing company.
- Educating staff members who are responsible for managing our supply chain about our standards regarding slavery and human trafficking.
If we discover internal practices or supplier practices that violate our Company Code of Ethics and Code of Business Conduct, we will handle those matters on an individual basis. Likewise, if we identify slavery and/or human trafficking issues with a supplier, we will also address it on a case-by-case basis.
For information about our Code of Ethics and Code of Business Conduct, click here.