Under the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657), large manufacturers and retails that do business in California are required to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking within their supply chains. As a company philosophy, Krispy Kreme strongly opposes any and all illegal and unethical treatment of people, including any acts of slavery or human trafficking.
The underlying purpose of the law is to educate consumers, so they can make informed purchasing decisions. In order to comply with the law, Krispy Kreme makes the following disclosures:
We do not currently conduct assessments of our product suppliers or subcontractors to see if they may be at risk for violating anti-slavery and human trafficking laws, and we do not use third-party verifiers. If, however, we learn that a supplier is violating such laws, we will take action to terminate that supplier.
We do not currently audit our suppliers to determine if they comply with anti-slavery and human trafficking laws in the US or the countries in which they operate.
Our suppliers are required to certify compliance with all applicable laws, which include laws that govern human trafficking and slavery, but we do not currently require our direct suppliers to specifically certify that they comply with anti-slavery and human trafficking laws in the US or in the countries in which they operate.
If we uncover employee or contractor compliance problems, we provide written notice and a specified period of time to take corrective action.
We do not currently provide employees or contractors with training on human trafficking and slavery though we do inform all employees and contractors about this notice.