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Prohibition on Trafficking in Persons2017-10-09T19:57:52-04:00

Prohibition on Trafficking in Persons

Suburban Propane has adopted the United States Government’s policy prohibiting trafficking in persons.

Suburban Propane, its employees, suppliers, and Suburban Propane’s federal government subcontractors, including their employees, shall not:

  1. Engage in any form of trafficking in persons;
  2. Procure commercial sex acts during the period of performance of the contract;
  3. Use forced labor in the performance of the contract;
  4. Destroy, conceal, confiscate, or otherwise deny access by an employee to the employee’s identity or immigration documents, such as passports or drivers’ licenses, regardless of issuing authority;
    1. Use misleading or fraudulent practices during the recruitment of employees or offering of employment, such as failing to disclose, in a format and language accessible to the worker, basic information or making material misrepresentations during the recruitment of employees regarding the key terms and conditions of employment, including wages and fringe benefits, the location of work, the living conditions, housing and associated costs (if employer provided or arranged), any significant cost to be charged to the employee, and, if applicable, the hazardous nature of the work;
    2. Use recruiters that do not comply with local labor laws of the country in which the recruiting takes place;
  5. Charge employees recruitment fees;
    1. Fail to provide return transportation or pay for the cost of return transportation upon the end of employment—
      1. For an employee who is not a national of the country in which the work is taking place and who was brought into that country for the purpose of working on a U.S. Government contract or subcontract (for portions of contracts performed outside the United States); or
      2. For an employee who is not a United States national and who was brought into the United States for the purpose of working on a U.S. Government contract or subcontract, if the payment of such costs is required under existing temporary worker programs or pursuant to a written agreement with the employee (for portions of contracts performed inside the United States); except that—
    2. The requirements of paragraphs (7)(i) of this clause shall not apply to an employee who is—
      1. Legally permitted to remain in the country of employment and who chooses to do so; or
      2. Exempted by an authorized official of the contracting agency from the requirement to provide return transportation or pay for the cost of return transportation;
    3. The requirements of paragraph (7)(i) of this clause are modified for a victim of trafficking in persons who is seeking victim services or legal redress in the country of employment, or for a witness in an enforcement action related to trafficking in persons. Suburban Propane shall provide the return transportation or pay the cost of return transportation in a way that does not obstruct the victim services, legal redress, or witness activity.
  6. Provide or arrange housing that fails to meet the host country housing and safety standards; or
  7. If required by law or contract, fail to provide an employment contract, recruitment agreement, or other required work document in writing. Such written work document shall be in a language the employee understands. If the employee must relocate to perform the work, the work document shall be provided to the employee at least five days prior to the employee relocating. The employee’s work document shall include, but is not limited to, details about work description, wages, prohibition on charging recruitment fees, work location(s), living accommodations and associated costs, time off, roundtrip transportation arrangements, grievance process, and the content of applicable laws and regulations that prohibit trafficking in persons.

Suburban Propane shall take all appropriate actions, up to and including termination, against employees, suppliers, or federal government subcontractors that violate the Suburban Propane’s Policy against trafficking in persons.