Supply Chain Compliance
Lorillard Tobacco Company California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Compliance Statement
On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 became effective in the State of California. The Act requires certain retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose their efforts to eliminate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Lorillard Tobacco Company (“Lorillard”) is committed to maintaining high standards for honest and ethical conduct in all of its business dealings. We strive to ensure that quality and safety standards are maintained throughout our supply chains in accordance with all applicable laws. Additionally, all employees are required to acknowledge and adhere to our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics which includes the requirement to comply with all laws, rules and regulations of the United States and the states, counties, cities and other jurisdictions in which we operate. Violations of this Code may result in disciplinary action, including suspension or termination of employment, or other legal action if appropriate.
We purchase our tobacco and other raw materials domestically and overseas. We are confident that our supply chains do not utilize slavery, child labor or other human trafficking in the manufacture of our products. Although we do not conduct audits or require verifications from all of our suppliers, we encourage them to follow social responsibility policies and to comply with fair labor standards, including the protection of farm labor and the elimination of exploitive child and forced labor. As a responsible manufacturer, we would take immediate action if we had reason to believe that a supplier was engaging in slavery or human trafficking.
Lorillard is dedicated to help prevent slavery and human trafficking in its supply chain.
As such, we will continue to educate our company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, regarding human trafficking and slavery and how we can mitigate risks of the same in the future.