2022 Statement Relating to UK Modern Slavery Act

Calbee, Inc. (“Calbee”) hereby announces this statement (this “Statement”) as set forth below, based on Section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. This Statement has been prepared on behalf of Calbee, a Japanese corporation, and Calbee Group(UK) Limited (“CGUK”), a UK corporation, and covers related efforts made thereby during the period of 1st January – 31st December 2022.

1. Business Outline

Calbee, with its head office in Tokyo, Japan, is the largest snack manufacturer in Japan and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Calbee has the following corporate philosophy: “We are committed to harnessing nature’s gifts, to bringing taste and fun, and to contributing to healthy lifestyles.” CGUK is a snack confectionery manufacturing and sales company incorporated in the United Kingdom, which is a 100% subsidiary of Calbee.

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Furthermore, Calbee’s supply chain handles potatoes, flour, oil, etc. as principal materials, while also handling seasonings and packaging materials, etc. as secondary materials.

2. Policies Concerning Prevention of Forced or Compulsory Labor or Human Trafficking

Calbee supports and respects internationally recognized human rights protections, and strives to fulfill its social responsibilities. Calbee does not tolerate any forced or compulsory labor, human trafficking, or child labor, etc. whatsoever.

3. Efforts Toward Prevention of Forced or Compulsory Labour or Human Trafficking

Calbee has established the  “Calbee Group Code of conduct” and “Calbee Group  Procurement Policy” which stipulates the protection of human rights and the elimination of any forced or compulsory labor, and communicates these policies to all Group companies, including CGUK, and complies with them.

“Calbee Group Code of conduct”

We will treat all people involved in our business activities with respect at all times and value each other’s human rights.

  1. We will not participate in any human rights violations.

  2. We will also encourage our business partners not to be involved in human rights violations.

  3. We will not discriminate or harass people on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, beliefs, birthplace, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.

  4. We will not tolerate any form of forced labor, child labor, or discrimination over employment or occupation.

“Calbee Group  Procurement Policy”

  1. We support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and prohibit any inhumane treatment. Furthermore, we will not be complicit in any human rights violations and will urge our business partners to do the same.

  2. We respect the human rights of business partners in our supply chain. We will not discriminate against or harass anyone on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, creed, place of origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Further Efforts

CGUK understand that raising awareness if key and therefore we continue to develop our training to expand our current provision providing refreshers to our employees on a periodic basis and targeting employees who have a greater risk of encountering modern slavery. We are also aware that the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner ending mid-2022 reported a heightened level of potential Modern Slavery cases within the UK ending mid 2022. Therefore we will continue to adhere to our responsibilities as a business to maintain the safety of our staff.

This Statement has been approved by the Board of Directors of Calbee, Inc on Apr. 17, 2023.

April 17, 2023
Makoto Ehara
President, CEO and Representative Director
Calbee, Inc.