Southern Champion Tray Policy to Combat Slavery and Human Trafficking
Starting January 1, 2012, California law requires that large manufacturers disclose to the public the extent of their efforts to ensure that the goods they sell are not produced by workers who are enslaved, coerced, or otherwise forced into service or who have been the victims of human trafficking.
Because of our fundamental belief in the intrinsic value of all people, Southern Champion Tray is committed to lawful and ethical business practices that support our core values with the integrity and respect our customers, team members, and community deserve. Slavery and human trafficking are immoral, 180 degrees opposite to what we believe. We strongly support the goal of eliminating slavery and human trafficking wherever they exist. No forced, trafficked, or indentured labor will be tolerated at any company location.
SCT is a member in good standing with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) whose Code of Conduct is based on International Labor Organization (ILO) standards. The FLA provides a model of collaboration, accountability, and transparency and serves as a catalyst for positive change in workplace conditions. As an organization that promotes continuous improvement, the FLA strives to be a global leader in establishing best practices for respectful and ethical treatment of workers, and in promoting sustainable conditions through which workers earn fair wages in safe and healthy workplaces. Our direct material suppliers are subject to our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Under the Supplier Code of Conduct, the supplier commits that the materials incorporated into the supplier’s products will comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the countries in which the supplier operates. We also periodically communicate with suppliers about this Policy and the Code of Conduct, and we ask suppliers to describe for us any other steps they are taking to insure that their supply chains are free of slavery and human trafficking. We do not currently engage third parties to evaluate those supplier efforts.
We periodically audit suppliers for various purposes. Typically audits are not conducted solely for the purpose of determining compliance with the prohibition on slavery and human trafficking.
However, we will promptly investigate any credible claim or indication that a supplier engages in slavery or human trafficking. If we then determine that a supplier has engaged in such activities, we will take appropriate steps up to and including discontinuing purchases from the supplier.
Our team members with direct responsibility for supply chain management receive awareness training regarding slavery and human trafficking.
We expect each individual at SCT to adhere to SCT Values that support SCT’s efforts to eliminate slavery and human trafficking. Any team member who violates this Policy to Combat Slavery and Human Trafficking is subject to appropriate discipline, up to and including termination of employment.
Statement on Social Responsibility and Diversity
Southern Champion Tray strives to be a responsible company and community partner. As part of our effort to embody this ideal, we have developed an approach to conducting business that seeks to uphold the following principles and responsibilities of good corporate citizenship.
Southern Champion Tray recognizes that every human being is unique and endowed with value. We value all people, period. We respect the contributions of each individual, and seek to create an environment where their potential can be actively realized. Every person involved in the production, distribution, sale, and service of our products is treated with dignity and respect, and has a meaningful opportunity to contribute to our company’s success.
Southern Champion Tray welcomes all people. Each person has God-given gifts that can contribute to the SCT Mission and we seek to have an environment that encourages each person to grow to their maximum potential. In accordance with biblical principles, Southern Champion Tray is committed to honoring every employee, treating all with kindness and respect. We strive to create and maintain a work environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
Beyond creating jobs, Southern Champion is committed to a variety of community initiatives, charitable giving, and volunteerism that creates value for the communities we serve and brings joy to people’s lives. We are proud of the charitable partnerships that we have established, and always strive to make a positive impact in our local communities.
Our products are primarily made from recyclable paperboard or other fiber-based material. Paperboard packaging reduces waste in landfills and toxic materials in the manufacturing process. The trees that are used to make paper are grown in certified tree farms where they are planted, harvested, and replanted specifically for use in packaging, paper, and other disposable products. We are focused on minimizing waste and seek sustainable outcomes for every one of our products. We are continually working to improve our products’ environmental impact and educate consumers on living sustainably. From beginning to end, paperboard packaging is among the most environmentally-friendly resources.
Federal Transparency in Coverage Rule
This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and include negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and health care providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.