California Transparency In Supply Chains Act

California Transparency In Supply Chains Act of 2010 Disclosure

Doskocil Manufacturing Co., Inc. d/b/a Petmate is committed to conducting business in a socially responsible manner. This includes the recognition that we have a responsibility towards ensuring that slavery and human trafficking do not occur in the supply chain of our products, materials and ingredients.  Petmate seeks to operate in compliance with all applicable national laws wherever we do business, and to respect and support international principles aimed at preventing and eradicating human trafficking and slavery as outlined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Core Conventions.

To demonstrate compliance with The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, Petmate is compelled to make disclosures regarding five specific categories: Verification, Audit, Certification, Internal Accountability and Training. All these categories are supported by Petmate’s Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards which outlines our beliefs, principles and requirements for business partnership.

Supplier Compliance

As a condition to doing business with Petmate, our suppliers must fully comply with our Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards and the applicable legal requirements of the countries in which they conduct business. Among other things, our suppliers must certify that materials incorporated into any goods provided to Petmate comply with all laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries to which suppliers do business and produced such goods and to U.S. human trafficking and modern slavery laws.

If suppliers are permitted to use subcontractors in accordance with the terms of any agreement with Petmate or use third parties to source materials in connection with the terms of any agreement with Petmate, suppliers also are required to ensure that any such party complies with Petmate’s requirements. Violations of our requirements or applicable legal requirements may result in termination of the supplier or submission to a corrective action plan.

Supplier Audits

To evaluate compliance with Petmate’s standards for human trafficking and slavery in supply chains, our suppliers are required to permit Petmate, at any time, directly or through Petmate’s designees, to conduct audits or inspect supplier’s business practices, records, facilities, and where provided by the supplier, housing accommodations, as well as private interviews with employees.  

Many of Petmate’s suppliers are audited by retail customers and/or independent 3rd party monitors to evaluate and address the risks of human trafficking and slavery. Nearly all suppliers are audited annually, and many are audited more than once annually. Audit reports are reviewed, and corrective action plans are completed, when necessary, with oversight from a corporate level.

Internal Accountability / Training

Petmate trains its employees in a variety of areas, including ethical business conduct. Our Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards is incorporated into the training of employees and managers who have responsibility for supply chain management and procurement.

Revised June 2024