On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) (“Act”) went into effect in the State of California. The Act seeks the elimination of slavery and human trafficking from product supply chains and requires that companies disclose their efforts to ensure that their supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
To this end, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (“DPSG”), on behalf of its operating entities, supports the corporate codes of practice set forth by the Ethical Trading Initiative (“ETI”), implementing human rights, ethical labor practices, and environmental protection standards. These are available at www.ethicaltrade.org. Our Ethical Sourcing Code of Conduct is modeled after the ETI standards, a copy of which can be found under the Ethical Sourcing link at http://www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/company/ethical-sourcing. Both the ETI and our Ethical Sourcing Code of Conduct require that employment is freely chosen and not forced in addition to other similar commitments to help to ensure that our suppliers are not engaging in forced or child labor.