Aspire Bakeries LLC Confirmation on Activities Related to 2010 California Transparency in Supply Chain Act

This statement describes Aspire Bakeries’ position and approach to the important issue of Slavery and Human Trafficking. Below is our current disclosure related to SB657:

In compliance with California Supply Chain Transparency Act of 2010, we are disclosing our policies and procedures regarding slavery and human trafficking:

  1. We engage in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery.

  2. We will conduct independent audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with our standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains, based on risk assessment of our supply chain

  3. We require our primary raw material suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into product produced for Aspire Bakeries comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business. Our suppliers are required to sign our Supplier Code of Conduct which specifically prohibits slavery and human trafficking.

  4. We reserve the right to verify the Suppliers’ compliance with our Code of Conduct. If we become aware of any actions or conditions that are not in compliance with the Code, we reserve the right to demand corrective measures. We reserve the right to terminate an agreement with any Supplier who does not comply with the Code.

  5. Our Internal Code of Conduct prohibits slavery and human trafficking. All facilities have been or will be audited for workplace accountability over a three-year cycle.

  6. We provide company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products.

For further information, please contact Barry Edwards,
VP Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, at