CA Transparency in Supply Chains Act


The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (the “Act”) requires certain retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to provide information regarding their efforts to eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. This statement is provided on behalf of Chobani, LLC (“Chobani”).

Chobani believes in lawful, honest, and ethical conduct in all business dealings. This ideal is reflected in everything we do, from our purpose-driven business decisions, to our philanthropic efforts and the way we treat our employees and partners. It also extends to our supply chain, as demonstrated by the efforts Chobani makes to source ingredients and materials used to produce Chobani’s products from suppliers that do not engage in human trafficking and slavery.

Verification. In 2023, Chobani joined SEDEX, a global non-profit organization that provides an online system for our suppliers to maintain data on ethical and responsible practices, and allows them to share this information with us. Chobani plans to use its membership in SEDEX to identify tools and processes that will allow it to better evaluate and monitor for any risks of human trafficking and slavery in its supply chain, including labor recruitment practices generally, and any specific labor intermediaries.

Audits. In 2023, Chobani joined SEDEX, a global non-profit organization capable of providing third party “SMETA” audits (SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audits), which are designed to help protect workers from unsafe conditions, being overworked, discrimination, low pay and forced labor. Chobani is considering how it will employ the audit function, and other SEDEX tools, including frequency and order of priority across its supply chain.

Certifications. Chobani has its own Supplier Code of Conduct that states suppliers must ensure their workforces are free from human trafficking and slavery. Chobani’s form contracts with suppliers of direct materials also require the supplier to warrant that the materials were not produced using human trafficking or slavery.

Accountability. Chobani follows, and requires all employees and contractors to follow policies that demand lawful, honest, and ethical conduct in every aspect of business dealings. Alleged violations of our policies are investigated, and if a violation is found, remedial action is taken to prevent the violation from recurring as well as discipline for any employee involvement. Our commitment to use ingredients and materials sourced from suppliers not engaged or otherwise involved in human trafficking and slavery is no different. Accordingly, as with any alleged violation of company policy, we will investigate the issue and take the appropriate action up to and including termination.

Training. All employees, from managers to senior vice presidents, with direct responsibility for supply chain quality and auditing are expected to adhere to the company’s strict ethical practices, especially as it relates to supply chain management. Our internal training emphasizes expectations and encourages continuing development of best-practices.

Chobani expects all suppliers to comply at all times with applicable laws and to engage in honest and ethical business conduct. Human trafficking and slavery is contrary to Chobani’s vision of Better Food for More People, and Chobani will continue on its journey to improve upon current mitigation processes and protocols.

Dated April 24, 2024. Chobani reserves the right to review this statement from time to time and modify it as relevant or necessary. Changes to this statement will take effect upon posting at