CA Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) began implementing a Supply Chain Transparency Program in its 2007 fiscal year (the “Program”). Under this Program, among other things, Keurig hires third-party consultants to assess the labor practices of certain of significant, direct suppliers (“Suppliers”). As part of this assessment, Keurig directs our third-party consultants to perform periodic, scheduled, on-site evaluations on our behalf (“On-Site Evaluations”).
As part of the Program, Keurig also created a set of supplier guidelines that were informed by internationally recognized standards (“Vendor Expectations”). Keurig provides copies of our Responsible Sourcing Supplier Guidelines to all of our facilities and to those of our Suppliers, which we request that they meet and post in their facilities.
Keurig does not require any of our suppliers to certify that they comply with applicable slavery and human trafficking laws. However, during On-Site Evaluations, Keurig inquires as to whether the Suppliers have implemented a program to evaluate their labor practices and those of their suppliers.
The Manager of Responsible Sourcing attends periodic training on various supply chain transparency topics. Past topics have included human trafficking, slavery and mitigation of supply chain risks. More information on our Responsible Sourcing program can be found in our Sustainability Reports.