Beckett Pumps :: Ethics Statement

Ethics Statement

Ethics Statement

            General Foam Plastics / Beckett Business Ethics and Conduct

Business Ethics and Conduct

The successful business operation and reputation of GFP /Beckett is built upon the principles of fair dealing and ethical conduct of our employees. Our reputation for integrity and excellence requires careful observance of the spirit and letter of all applicable laws and regulations, as well as a scrupulous regard for the highest standards of conduct and personal integrity.

The continued success of GFP/Beckett is dependent upon our customers’ trust and we are dedicated to preserving that trust. Employees owe a duty to GFP/Beckett, its customers, and shareholders to act in ways that merit the continued trust and confidence of the public.

GFP/Beckett will comply with all applicable laws and regulations , including the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657), and expects its directors, officers, employees, and direct suppliers to conduct business in accordance with the letter, spirit, and intent of all relevant laws and to refrain from any illegal, dishonest, or unethical conduct.

We believed good judgment, based on high ethical principles, will guide us with respect to lines of acceptable conduct.

Compliance with this policy of business ethics and conduct is the responsibility of every GFP/Beckett employee. Disregarding or failing to comply with this standard of business ethics and conduct could lead to disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination of employment or business relations.

General Foam Plastics / Beckett are an equal opportunity employer, who supports all States, and federal laws, including the eradication of Human Trafficking and Slavery. We also believe it is our social responsibility to make sure our employees, and direct suppliers also support and abide by these laws. The California Transparency Act (CATA) has become the recent development for retailers and manufacturers, requiring every retailer and manufacturer exceeding $100 million in annual worldwide gross receipts, to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking. In compliance with The California Transparency in Supply Chain Act 2010, the following information outlines General Foam Plastics / Beckett CATA Disclosure.

 

                       “Eradicating Slavery and Human Trafficking”

Verification
General Foam Plastics/ Beckett currently do not engage in verifying product supply chains to evaluate and address risk of human trafficking and slavery, nor do we require a third party to verify this information. Our company is in the process of taking the proper steps to verify our product supply chains.

Auditing
General Foam Plastics/ Beckett does not conduct any type of auditing to evaluate our suppliers; however, many of our vendors have shown compliance to the CATA, and have taken accountability to ensuring they are working to eradicated human trafficking and slavery.

Certification
In certification of the CATA, we have asked our vendors to complete a questionnaire to disclose their efforts on eradicate Human Trafficking and Slavery within their company. We also have provided our vendors with our Code of Conduct, which enunciated consequences for any violation of the CATA, or any type of violation to state or federal law.

Accountability
Violation of any kind to the CATA or any applicable laws will not be tolerated by General Foam Plastics Corporation/ Beckett Corp. If a violation is revealed, we will take immediate action to correct the problem, or terminate our business relationship with such parties.

Training and Awareness
We are currently in the process of providing training to our employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chains. The training will be provided late January, and will include the following topics:

  •  What is human trafficking and slave labor
  •  The importance of human trafficking to the company
  •  Ways to prohibit forced labor
  •  Steps employees can take to prevent forced