CA Human Trafficking Statute


On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) will go into effect in the State of California. The act is designed to combat slavery and human trafficking by requiring companies to disclose information about their supply chains, thereby allowing consumers to make informed decisions about the products they use.

Mizkan supports the fight against slavery and human trafficking and applauds California’s efforts to address this global issue. Here at Mizkan, we have long been committed to doing business in a lawful and ethical manner. Most of our employees and suppliers are located in the United States. We believe that our overseas employees are entitled to the same high quality of employment as our domestic employees. We expect that our overseas suppliers will follow a code of conduct similar to the code we require in the U.S. We depend on our suppliers to audit their operations for compliance with company standards and, as required, verify that their supply chain is free of objectionable conduct. We will not conduct business with any company unable to certify due compliance of the products supplied to us.

Moving forward, Mizkan will remain committed to protecting human rights. We will maintain our internal accountability standards regarding ethical conduct and move quickly to remedy any conduct we find objectionable. We will also continue to stress Mizkan’s history and values to all of our employees that have direct responsibility for supply chain management. By taking these steps, we believe that Mizkan is showing its commitment to the global effort to eliminate slavery and human trafficking.