Hickory Farms is committed to conducting its business in a lawful and ethical manner. Hickory Farms also expects our business partners and suppliers to conduct themselves in a manner designed to help ensure that we continue to meet our commitment to responsible supply chain management. Efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our supply chain are part of our comprehensive commitment to ethics, compliance with laws and social responsibility. The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 declares that slavery and human trafficking are crimes under state, federal, and international law and requires that retailers and manufacturers doing business in the state of California disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chain. The statements below are Hickory Farms’ response to this requirement.