Forced Labour in Canadian Supply Chain
May 31, 2024

Forced Labour in Canadian Supply Chains

This report is Alberni District Co-Operatives Association (Alberni Co-op) response to comply with Section 11 of the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (the Act) for the financial year ending November 30, 2023. In this Statement, the terms ‘the Co-op’, ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘our’ refer to Alberni Co-op. The reporting entity covered by this statement is Alberni Co-op, business number 100110394.

For the purposes of the Act, Alberni Co-op meets the entity definition by having a business in Canada, doing business in Canada and meeting the revenue and asset size-related thresholds. Alberni Co-op is incorporated provincially under the BC Co-operatives Act and is obligated to submit a report to the Minister of Public Safety and provide a public report in response to the Supply Chains Act by May 31, 2024. This report will be included with Alberni Co-op’s annual report alongside financial statements each year.

Alberni Co-op is committed to continuous improvement in the areas of identification and remediation of forced and child labour in operations as well as local and global supply chains. Further, Alberni Co-op is committed to respecting all human rights, in accordance with applicable law and the principles set forth in international standards, including the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Rights of Indigenous Peoples and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The Co-op is guided by core values of conducting business with honesty and integrity while building trust with our members and community. Alberni Co-op is committed to making ethical business decisions and taking proactive measures to address issues such as forced and child labour.

For further information on the Forced Labour in Canadian Supply Chains and our full Bill S211 Report; the report is fully accessible below.