Transparency in Supply Chain
Lancaster Colony Corporation (and its subsidiaries, collectively “Lancaster Colony”) upholds an abiding commitment to uncompromising integrity. We are opposed to slavery and human trafficking and want our supply chain to be free of such activity. As a result, we expect our suppliers to conduct business in a lawful and ethical manner.
Lancaster Colony supply agreements require our suppliers to comply with all applicable laws within the supplier’s place(s) of operation, including those laws regarding slavery and human trafficking. While we do not verify our product supply chains to evaluate and address the risk of human trafficking and slavery, we are very careful to select reputable suppliers. Our supplier audits do not include trafficking standards, and suppliers are not asked to certify that the materials they use comply with slavery and human trafficking laws.
Lancaster Colony management and employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management are required to take ethics coursework. Though they are not required to complete specific training on mitigating human trafficking and slavery risks within the product supply chain, our Code of Business Ethics requires employees to report any illegal or unethical behavior involving Lancaster Colony or its employees.
In particular, any employee who discovers a contractor or employee supporting human trafficking or slavery in any way must report that knowledge to Lancaster Colony. This reporting can be done by contacting Corporate Counsel or by anonymously calling the toll-free Compliance Help Line.
This statement is made pursuant to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 and the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act of 2015. It constitutes our statement on slavery and human trafficking for our most recently completed fiscal year.
Approved by the Board of Directors of Lancaster Colony on August 17, 2016 and signed on its behalf by:
John B. Gerlach, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer