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Our Commitment to Transparency in Our Supply Chain

McCain Foods USA (McCain) implements employment practices and policy intended to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its supply chain.

As noted in its Corporate Social Responsibility Report, McCain has developed global staffing principles to formalize and reflect the importance it places on equitable and fair employment practices, including a commitment to diversity, fair selection procedures, promotion from within where possible and human rights, including the protection of children and restrictions against the use of forced labor.

McCain’s Core Values are also listed in the Corporate Social Responsibility Report and includes the belief that “honesty, integrity and fair dealings are integral to our success – good ethics is good business.” These Core Values are also in McCain’s Global Code of Conduct. Compliance with the Code of Conduct is a term of every person’s employment with McCain. New employees are required to document their acknowledgement of this requirement and all employees must complete an annual recertification. Individuals who do not comply with the Code, including a failure to complete this recertification, may be subject to disciplinary action. Reporting of Code violations is encouraged directly through an employee’s Supervisor or through anonymous phone reporting that is available 24 hours a day.

McCain requires its direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business. McCain engages in verification of its supply chain through supplier management activities, which can include initial and ongoing supply evaluations. Possible incidents of human trafficking and slavery would be reported and investigated pursuant to McCain’s Global Code of Conduct.

McCain has posted this notice on its website in an effort to provide its consumers with information regarding these practices and policy. Any additional inquiry or comment can be provided to Mark Collins, Senior Manager – Regulatory Affairs, at mark.collins@mccain.com.