Real Mex Restaurants Policy: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Real Mex Restaurants is committed to purchasing goods and services only from suppliers that strive to treat all employees fairly and maintain excellent labor practices. We uphold this commitment through the following policies:
- We require every Real Mex supplier to sign a written statement verifying that they are not engaged in any type of human trafficking, human rights violations or other illegal or unfair labor practices. As part of this statement, the supplier must also verify that they are not purchasing or using any ingredients in their products that originates from a nation or source engaged in forced labor, human trafficking or other human rights violations. We keep these letters on file and require each vendor to restate their written commitment on an annual basis.
- In all supplier contracts Real Mex reserves the right to verify the supplier’s compliance with this human rights policy, in addition to our safety and quality standards, through surprise inspections of supplier facilities by Real Mex or third parties hired by Real Mex. Should any supplier found to be in violation of these standards, Real Mex intends to terminate that supplier’s contract. Our standards are clearly communicated to each supplier prior to executing any new contracts.
- Real Mex Restaurants fully supports the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) and through these steps works to ensure that its suppliers comply with both its spirit and legal requirements. The company’s policy is to immediately investigate and address any information brought to its attention regarding any actions by a supplier that may be in violation of this Act.
- Among the core values of Real Mex Restaurants are integrity, honesty and respect. Through the hiring, training and management of Real Mex employees we strive to enforce these values every day, ensuring that every person in our company is treated in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.
- All Real Mex employees who directly engage in supply chain management will be required to sign a document indicating that they fully understand and will follow these policies.