Our responsibility does not end at the company gate. We expect our suppliers and system partners to embrace responsible workplace practices and uphold the principles of our Human Rights Policy. We communicate these expectations through our Supplier Guiding Principles (SGP).
The SGP are aligned with our Human Rights Policy and are a part of all contractual agreements between The
Key SGP topics include:
- Freedom of association and collective bargaining
- Prohibit child labor
- Prohibit forced labor and abuse of labor
- Eliminate discrimination
- Work hours and wages
- Provide a safe and healthy workplace
- Protect the environment
- Business integrity
- Grievance procedure and remedy
- Management systems for ensuring lawful compliance and respect for all human rights
We closely monitor the implementation of our Supplier Guiding Principles by utilizing independent third parties to assess supplier and bottler compliance. We partner with a select number of accredited audit firms and conduct training on a regular basis to ensure they understand and align to our program requirements. The Company supports the efforts of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) to ensure a common accreditation for auditors and audit firms. Currently all of our preferred audit firms are involved in APSCA. Our goal for 2020 is 98% compliance of bottling partners and 95% compliance of direct and authorized suppliers with the SGPs. Progress against these goals can be found in our Sustainability Report.
Supplier Guiding Principles
We have found that expanded guidance on specific topics is helpful to support our supplier partners in upholding the values outlined in the Supplier Guiding Principles. The Issue Guidance document provides additional guidance on challenging issues, such as Land Rights, HIV/AIDs and Pregnancy Testing and Migrant Worker Recruitment and Employment practices. The intent is to provide background information on the issue as well as expectations to comply with SGP.
- Issue Guidance
- Responsible Land Acquisition
- Pass It Back Toolkit
- Hours of Work Guidance
- Florida Citrus Industry Resource Guide
Human Rights Self-Assessment Checklists