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No More Paper Cuts

February 28

 

Hold the phone, everybody! McCormick has been named one of two finalists in the Business Transformation Operation Excellence (BTOE) Award Program. This award honors organizations who modernize outdated processes and transform manual business practices through digital efforts.

 

Kintone is a data management workflow software that allows users to automate manual processes. You can track projects, set reminders, manage contacts, house files, etc… Basically, you can program it to do whatever you want, short of doing the dishes. Our company implemented Kintone in 2017 after the IT team compared software and demoed three. Kintone was one of the those demoed, and it proved to be the most user-friendly. The program has been a welcome addition to our employees ever since.

 

After being contacted by the organization and urged to throw McCormick’s name into the ring, Network Administrator, Betsey Thurlo, put together a thorough application documenting how Kintone streamlined the distillery’s internal processes, which resulted in a decrease in our reliance on email and paper and an increase in organizational efficiency.

 

 

Basically, with the click of a mouse and a tap of the keys, things were made things so much easier around here! Take, for example, the process of approving company formulas. Before Betsey and her team created a formula approval program in Kintone, formulas would have to be passed from one person to another, and then to another, and then back to the first person… you get the gist. So many fingers had to smudge a piece of paper for a flavor or a product to successfully make its way into the bottle.

 

I mean, think about how many paper cuts have been prevented by transferring papers to files.

 

Thanks, Kintone! Thanks, Betsey! And congratulations to all on being recognized for such an innovative award!

 

 

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McCormick Distilling Co., Inc. is a distilled spirits company located in the United States, doing business in the domestic and certain foreign markets. We comply with federal, state, and foreign laws regarding labor practices wherever we operate.

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) (“Act”) seeks the elimination of slavery and human trafficking from product supply chains and requires that large companies who do business in California disclose their efforts toward the elimination of slavery and human trafficking. The information below relates to our efforts to comply with the Act.

1.) The vast majority of our suppliers are located in North America, principally in the United States, and in the European Union. To the best of our knowledge and belief, no supplier to our company, whether located within or without the United States, has ever been accused of engaging in forced labor or human trafficking.

2.) We reserve the right to audit our suppliers’ operations to ensure compliance with the Act. Currently, audits are not regularly performed by the company or an independent third party.

3.) Our purchase orders and supplier contracts will now contain an express representation that each supplier will comply fully with all applicable laws prohibiting human trafficking and slavery and that any violation of such laws is cause for immediate termination of our contracts and orders. We will terminate our contract with any supplier found to be in violation with our policy on human trafficking and slavery.

4.) To further our efforts to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from our supply chain, we have now asked suppliers to return a signed statement to us acknowledging that they support the elimination of forced labor and human trafficking.

5.) Our Employee Code of Conduct requires that company personnel try to ensure we work only with reputable suppliers. Employees annually affirm their compliance with our Employee Code of Conduct, but we have no formal training related to the issue.

Our Commitment
The United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 require companies to disclose their efforts to mitigate the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain. Modern slavery and human trafficking are the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labor or anyone held in slavery or servitude. As a responsible corporate citizen, McCormick Distilling Co., Inc. is committed to actions that will mitigate the risk of modern slavery in our business. In addition, we expect our vendors, suppliers, and contractors to have the same commitment.

Our Controls
McCormick Distilling Co., Inc. is committed to implementing and enforcing controls to prevent modern slavery in our business and in our supply chain. We have regular contact with our vendors, suppliers and contractors. Our contracts with vendors, suppliers and contractors require compliance with all applicable laws. If necessary, we will engage with third parties to assist us in evaluating our supply chain. Any concerns relating to noncompliance with this statement are investigated promptly and appropriate actions will be taken based on the findings of the investigation.

Our Training
We support our commitment and controls by providing training to our employees. The training is designed to create awareness around the problem of modern slavery and to help employees identify the sign of modern slavery in our supply chain.