Baker Commodities, Inc. is dedicated to conducting business in a lawful and ethical manner, and it is Baker’s expectation that all affiliates and suppliers also conduct themselves in such a manner. Baker complies with federal, state, and foreign laws regarding labor practices in all parts of the world where it operates.
Baker is in full compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act (SB 657), which requires retail and manufacturing companies to disclose what efforts they have taken to ensure their supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. To that end, Baker makes the disclosures herein in accordance with the Act.
Baker strongly opposes any and all illegal or unethical treatment of people, including any acts of slavery or human trafficking. The vast majority of Baker’s direct suppliers are located in the United States. All 50 of the United States have laws making forced labor and human trafficking a serious crime. So far as Baker is aware, no direct supplier, whether located inside our outside of the United States, is or has ever been accused of engaging in forced labor or human trafficking.
Because Baker does such infrequent business with suppliers outside of the United States, Baker does not engage in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery, nor does it conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains. Baker does not require direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human rights trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business. Nevertheless, a large percentage of the agreements that Baker enters into with suppliers require the supplier to conduct business in accordance with applicable laws, ordinances, statues, rules or regulations, which would include compliance with laws against slavery and human trafficking.
Baker does not provide company employees and management training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products. Baker does, however, maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards or violating any laws or regulations, which would include standards regarding slavery and human trafficking. Baker is committed to further developing its accountability standards and procedures specifically to address its suppliers’ compliance with the Transparency in Supply Chain Act.
Used Cooking Oil Terms & Conditions
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for your continued business of the removal and recycling of your Used Cooking Oil (“UCO”).
Immediate Attention Required
Government regulations require us to document and keep on file what type of cooking oil you use.
Baker Commodities is an International Sustainable and Carbon Certification System (“ISCC”) user which pledges conformity to the sustainability criteria of the European Directive on renewable energy (2009/28/CE). This certification illustrates Baker Commodities’ commitment to an environmentally friendly earth.
A copy of this letter and form are located on our website at: bakercommodities.com.
By signing and returning the attached self-declaration, you state that Baker Commodities is the company that recycles your used cooking oil and that you use vegetable based oil.
This is not a contract; it is an acknowledgment that you use a “Vegetable based cooking/frying oil” (canola, soy, peanut, any blend of vegetable oil etc..)
Please return the self-declaration via email (ISCC@bakercommodities.com), Fax (978-654-7716) or mail to Baker Commodities PO Box 132 N. Billerica, Ma 01862.
This Self-Declaration is considered an agreement for UCO pickups between parties, and will be deemed as accepted for all deliveries since January 1, 2017 if the customer does not explain its objection to Baker Commodities within 14 days of receipt of this notice. If you do not agree to the Self-Declaration, you must notify Baker Commodities by email to: ISCCnonparticipation@bakercommodities.com within 14 days. If you do not notify Baker Commodities it will be presumed by Baker Commodities that you have no objections to the contents of the Self-Declaration, and that the used cooking oil presented by you for collection by Baker Commodities, is used cooking oil made up of vegetable fats and oils that have been used for frying food for human consumption and their use has been within the normal range of your business practices.
Baker Commodities appreciates your support in our commitment to a “Green Initiative” of producing sustainable products. We thank you for your business and please feel free to call us if you have any questions.
Baker Commodities Inc.