To our valued customers, stakeholders and staff,
In response to current press articles regarding companies with manufacturing in China, please be assured that Danby will continue to manufacture products under the highest levels of ethics and social responsibility. Human rights are of paramount importance and ingrained in our corporate responsibility and governance at Danby.
We conduct routine on-site human rights/social responsibility audits with our manufacturing partners, utilizing both our staff and third party firms to monitor compliance. Specific to these allegations, our supply contracts include very clear language with actions and consequences with respect to social responsibility conduct and any such violations.
This specific subcontracted manufacturer mentioned in the news has been routinely audited by both internationally recognized third parties (annually) and Danby employees (on-site daily) over the course of the business relationship. To date, there have never been any findings with respect to these serious allegations or any other human rights violations.
As a further measure, Danby has been in contact with Global Affairs Canada and is following all recommendations with respect to these serious allegations.
Please advise us if you have any questions or require any support.
Jim Estill – President and CEO