Since our founding in 1966, Peet's has been deeply committed to sourcing the highest quality coffees and teas so that our customers receive nothing but the world's best. We know that mission begins with the relationships we have with suppliers around the world, and we truly value our long-lasting partnerships.
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act ensures that companies like ours disclose their efforts in the following areas to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains for tangible goods offered for sale:
VERIFICATION. Peet's works with an independent third party to help evaluate and address certain risks, including risks of slavery and human trafficking in our coffee supply chain.
AUDITING. Peet's audits a substantial portion of our direct coffee suppliers for compliance with our standards for trafficking and slavery. Our audits are conducted by an independent third party, and our third-party partner generally relies on announced audits to perform its work.
SUPPLIER CERTIFICATION. We rely on the information provided by our independent third-party verification efforts, rather than certifications from our coffee suppliers, to assess our coffee supplier's compliance with applicable law and regulations.
ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS. Peet's is committed to ethical business practices and will not knowingly conduct business with suppliers who do not comply with the fair, ethical and legal treatment of workers. If Peet's determines that a direct supplier is operating outside of Peet's expectations, depending on the particulars of the situation Peet’s may terminate its relationship with the supplier immediately or Peet's, Peet's third party representative and the supplier may work together to develop and implement a remedial plan to resolve the issues.
TRAINING. Peet's Coffee Code of Business Conduct and Ethics guides our business practices, and Peet’s employees with direct responsibility for supply chain management undergo training on human trafficking and slavery. For more information on Peet's socially responsible business practices, please visit the Social Responsibility section of this website.