Lawrence Foods seeks to be a responsible corporate citizen and to ensure high quality and safety standards in our business and that of our suppliers.
Lawrence Foods is opposed to all human slavery/forced labor and human trafficking. Lawrence Foods is committed to conducting business with high ethical business standards and asks its vendors, suppliers and licensees to conduct themselves in the same manner. Accordingly, all direct Suppliers are required to read, understand and comply with the principles set forth in this Code of Conduct.
Prohibition of Child Labor: The use of child labor is prohibited. Any forms of exploitation of children are forbidden. Mandatory compliance with international standards and applicable country of origin laws and regulations regarding child labor is required.
Prohibition of Forced, Slave of Compulsory Labor and Human Trafficking: All forms of forced labor, slavery and human trafficking are forbidden. Mandatory compliance with international standards and applicable country of origin laws and regulations regarding forced labor is required. Compliance with California Transparency in Supply Chain Act, if applicable to your company, is required by providing website link or copy of public disclosure.
Working Hours and Compensation: Normal working hours, wages and overtime when necessary, will be in compliance with applicable laws in local and national country of origin.
Health and Safety: Suppliers will operate their facilities to ensure that all employees have a safe environment in which to work. Steps will be taken to prevent accident and injury.
Abuse and Discrimination: Suppliers will treat employees with respect and not subject employees to abuse, unusual disciplinary actions or discrimination in hiring practices according to the laws of the country in which they conduct business.
Auditing and Monitoring: Lawrence Foods may conduct audits (including unannounced and/or third party audits) in writing or by site inspection for the purpose of reviewing work conditions and other business practices with respect to forced labor/slavery, child labor or human trafficking, as well as compliance with working conditions.