To All Subcontractors, Vendors, and Suppliers of American Licorice Company:
This letter is to inform you that American Licorice Company (“American Licorice”) is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. Moreover, as a Government Contractor subject to Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, American Licorice takes its Affirmative Action obligations very seriously. American Licorice states as its Policy of Affirmative Action the following:
- It will be the policy of American Licorice not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion decisions for all job titles.
- All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity, and only job related qualifications will be required.
- All personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, tuition assistance, social and recreational programs, etc. will be administered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
As a vendor or subcontractor, you are notified that you may be subject to the regulations implementing Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, including: 41 CFR Section 60-300.5(a); 41 CFR Section 60-741.5(a); 41 CFR Section 60-1.4(a) and (c); 41 CFR Section 60-1.7 (a); 41 CFR Part 60-2, 48 CFR Section 52.222-54(e); and 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A with respect to Affirmative Action program and posting requirements.
To assure compliance with American Licorice’s AAP, Karen Kopka, Affirmative Action Officer, has been designated to administer and monitor the Program and make reports to Senior Management. Karen Kopka can be reached in the La Porte, IN Office at (219) 324-1456.
Senior VP – Supply Chain
April 24, 2015