Supplier Guiding Principles
One critical strategy to ensure the safety of our products is Heinz’s requirement that our domestic and international suppliers, co-packers and joint venture partners agree to comply with our Supplier Guiding Principles. These principles apply to all our suppliers and include complying with local labor and environmental laws to protect the health and safety of workers as well as the Earth. We seek suppliers’ compliance with these principles through contractual provisions and track their acceptance in proprietary software.
We have not had any instances of non-compliance with our suppliers. However, the Company continues to monitor these relationships. If an action of non-compliance should occur, Heinz is prepared take appropriate action on a case-by-case basis and work with suppliers to correct deficiencies or, if appropriate, terminate the relationship.