CA Transparency in Supply Chains Act
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires many manufacturers and other companies who do business in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains. WellPet has a long and proud heritage of giving back to the world we share with our pets, and supporting the communities where we live and work. To learn more about how WellPet is making a difference around the world, please visit our WellPet Foundation page.
It has always been important to WellPet that materials and ingredients used in our products are obtained through ethical and fair labor conditions. WellPet is proud of its heritage as a good corporate citizen and is providing the information below in support of WellPet’s and California’s shared interest in ethical and fair labor conditions.
Among our core values, we expect our employees to always act ethically and honestly in all respects. At WellPet, all employees are required to follow all laws in all of the jurisdictions in which we operate. WellPet’s standard contract manufacturing agreement requires adherence to laws in the jurisdictions where WellPet products are produced. We consider this contract a certification of compliance with the relevant governing laws by these suppliers.
WellPet has a Vendor Assurance Program that requires suppliers to agree to facility audits. We only partner with suppliers who share our passion for bringing the highest quality pet food to pet parents. WellPet has conducted general, announced audits of certain of its suppliers, and has not observed violations with respect to human trafficking or slavery issues. WellPet currently is evaluating what actions it might take in addition to those described above to further verify that trafficking and slavery play no role in producing materials used in WellPet products. This ongoing evaluation is specifically examining possible independent, unannounced audits relating to trafficking and slavery. WellPet has not adopted any formal procedures to address labor violations in its supply chain. WellPet has recently adopted a requirement that at least two of its employees with the most direct responsibility for supply chain management will undergo training on maintaining a supply chain that avoids problems associated with human trafficking and slavery.
WellPet welcomes questions and comments concerning its efforts to avoid slavery and human trafficking in the supply chain for its products. We believe in openness with pet parents and the pets that depend on us for their wellbeing.