Ethical

Business Conduct

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring that the Company, our employees and our suppliers demonstrate the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all business activities.

Our ethical business conduct is guided by our Leadership Values, Our Business Code of Conduct, our Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint, and our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Human Rights

“Doing What’s Right” is a core Leadership Value at Maple Leaf Foods. We operate our business by acting with integrity, behaving responsibly, and treating people with respect.

We commit to providing a work environment that supports the health, safety and mental well-being of our people, characterized by mutual respect, fairness, and empathy. Our commitment to human rights is embedded within our Maple Leaf Leadership Values, our Business Code of Conduct, Supplier Code of Conduct, and our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Blueprint. These policies and standards, along with compliance with applicable laws and regulations, protect all our people and those we serve, including our consumers, customers, and communities.

“Doing What’s Right” is a core Leadership Value at Maple Leaf Foods. We operate our business by acting with integrity, behaving responsibly, and treating people with respect.

Fair Working Conditions and Fair Compensation

Maple Leaf Foods commits to fair and freely chosen employment. We prioritize the safety of our employees, and are committed to a workplace free of harassment, violence or discrimination. We prohibit child labour in any circumstance and comply with federal and local employment legislation ensuring appropriate working hours and compensation for our employees. Our compensation experts and Human Resources professionals conduct fact-based, market and internal comparative analysis that contribute to our compensation structure.

Environmental management system

Freedom of Association

Maple Leaf Foods respects our employees’ rights and their freedom of association. Approximately 60% of our employees are represented by a union. The cooperation of labour unions is valued as we partner in continuing fair employment practices and progressing our business objectives and the future of the Company.

Sustainability Report

Learn more about our sustainability performance in our 2021 Sustainability Report.

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