Fern Wolkin sent a message to Nigel Travis that said:
As a concerned consumer, I have come to the conclusion that I wish to purchase sustainable coffee but one that also guarantees that the workers on the farms that grow the coffee beans, are not subject to forced labor practices either. I have scoured the Dunkin Donuts statements and found your "Supplier Code of Conduct" which I commend you for.
I specifically call your attention to the following from your statement:
"Forced Labor â¢ Suppliers must not use forced, slave, or bonded labor, indentured servitude, involuntary prison labor, violence, physical punishment, confinement, or other form of physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment, intimidation or abuse of any worker. No trafficked individuals will be employed in any part of the supply chain and workers will not be required to pay fees, either directly or indirectly, or lodge deposits or original identity papers to obtain work. Workers will be free to leave employment after reasonable notice.
In that statement, there is nothing that indicates how you monitor these practices and what are the consequences when you find that these practices are not being followed by your suppliers.
Is there any information that you have that would indicate that you are a responsible partner with farms that treat their workers with dignity? What is the supply chain and how do you verify it?
Please run this up the chain of command if you do not have a reasonable response. Form letter or copy of statement will not do.
Thank you for your anticipated response.