Legal Notices


California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

CSM and its operating companies, including CSM Bakery Products, BakeMark, Caravan Ingredients and Purac, arein compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (S.B. 657). The following represents our required Disclosure statement:

  • As a company philosophy, we oppose any and all illegal and unethical treatment of people, including any acts of slavery or human trafficking. Our Supplier Code of Conduct condemns all forms of child, forced or compulsory labour.
  • We do not engage in the specific verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery, nor conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards against trafficking and slavery in supply chains. We do not specifically require 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.
  • We have no specific internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking nor do we provide company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, specific training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products.
  • We do communicate our policy regarding S.B. 657 to our employees.
  • We inform all applicable BakeMark suppliers of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (S.B. 657) and make clear to our suppliers that we do expect them to comply inter alia with this law.