California Transparency in Supply Chain Disclosure Statement

Posted on June 7, 2012 · Posted in Statements

WinCo Foods and all businesses operating in California, that have $100,000,000 or more in annual worldwide gross receipts, are now required by the referenced California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (the “Act”) to disclose the efforts they take to eliminate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains. Consistent with that obligation and as a part of its ongoing relationship with our manufacturers and brokers (“vendors”), WinCo Foods now requires that all companies in our supply chain agree not to use any form of forced, indentured, bonded or prison labor and that they agree that they will not use any slave labor or permit any human trafficking in their supply chains.

WinCo is committed to conducting its business in a lawful and ethical manner. WinCo expects that its vendors also conduct themselves in such a manner, including complying with all laws involving trafficking and the enslavement of human beings (the “Act”).

WinCo requires all of its vendors to sign an agreement to the effect that they are aware of and agree to comply with the Act and similar laws and agree not to use any form of forced, indentured, bonded or prison labor and agree that they will not use any slave labor or permit any human trafficking in their supply chains.

WinCo does not currently conduct audits of its vendors to monitor their compliance with WinCo’s policy, but we have reserved the right to conduct, or to have an authorized third party conduct, audits to ensure compliance with applicable terms of any WinCo Foods’ agreements and to ensure compliance with the Act. Audits may include any facilities used by the vendor company or by its suppliers and subcontractors. The audit may occur with or without advance notice and shall be conducted at the vendor’s sole cost and expense.

Upon review of any unsatisfactory audit results, our vendors must take immediate corrective action in order to attain compliance. However, if violations of the Act are indicated, WinCo reserves the right to terminate its relationship with the vendor company, terminate any purchase order and/or return or revoke acceptance of affected merchandise at any time.

WinCo does not currently provide training on human trafficking and slavery for company employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, but may do so in the future. Such training would include awareness of human trafficking and slavery risks in the supply chain and efforts to mitigate those risks.

WinCo will hold employees and contractors accountable if we find violations to our policies regarding the Act and will take reasonable and necessary measures to address such situations in a lawful and appropriate manner.

About WinCo Foods:

WinCo Foods is a regional grocery retailer, originally founded in 1967 in Boise, Idaho and employee-owned since 1985. WinCo Foods is owned by hardworking individuals in each community it calls home, currently employing over 15,000 individuals and operating 107 Employee-Owned Stores in eight states (Arizona, Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington).

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