Policies and Reports

I. PRIVACY POLICY

At Stove Builder International Inc. (SBI), your privacy is of great importance. Therefore, we fully comply with privacy legislation. This means that your data is safe with us and that we always treat your personal data with care. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about the types of Personal Information, as defined below, that SBI collects, uses and discloses.

What is Personal Information?

"Personal Information" is any information that is identifiable, directly or indirectly, with you, as an individual. This information may include, but is not limited, to your name, mailing address, location data, telephone number, email address, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, online identifiers, age, or to one or more specific elements specific to its physical, physiological, economic, cultural or social identity.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To enhance your user experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested;
  • To improve our website to better serve you;
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests;
  • To inform you about relevant or new products or services;
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature;
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products;
  • To follow up after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries).

When and how do we obtain your consent?

Your consent is required as soon as you enter the website. By clicking on “I agree”, you accept the use of cookies that may collect some personal data to ensure your visit on our website is optimized. You can also reject our Cookie Policy, which could affect your user experience on the website. See our «Cookie Policy» for more information.

How do we ensure the security of your Personal Information?

SBI takes all steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. SBI does not sell, share or transfer your personal information to outside parties. If, however, this was required to improve the website performance, we shall use our best efforts to ensure that they keep your information secure, take all reasonable steps to protect it from misuse and only use it in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy and applicable data protection laws and regulations. Note that our third parties are bound by the principle of co-responsibility about the processing of personal data. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about how we handle your personal information, then you may contact us.

What are your rights and choices in regards of your Personal Information?

At all times, you are entitled to access your personal data. You have the right to ask SBI to rectify a personal data if a change has been made. You can also request the deletion of your personal data, which is called the right to be forgotten (see Cookie Policy).

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy:

Protection of personal information responsible

Mark Murphy

confidentialite@sbi-international.com

 

II. COOKIE POLICY

Like most companies, Stove Builder International Inc. (SBI) use cookies help us collect information about how our website is used and understand the preferences of the visitors to continually improve your experience, the website in general, as well as our products and services. This means that when you visit our website, cookies or similar technologies will be placed on your computer or other device.

This page describes the use of cookies on our website. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our cookie practices and let us know if you have any questions by sending us an e-mail or submitting a request through the “Contact Us” form on our website.

What does “cookie” mean?

A cookie is data sent from a website and stored on your computer which allows websites to record your browsing activity and remember information. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you visit our website. It allows us, or our third-party partners to recognise you and make your visit easier and more useful to you when you revisit our website.

Who is collecting the information?

There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from our website and others come from third parties which place cookies on our site. Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date. SBI will only collect, use or disclose your personal data where it is fair and lawful to do so.

How does SBI use cookies?

Cookies allow us to recognise users (where appropriate), tailor the content on our website to fit the needs of our website's visitors and helps us improve the user experience. Without certain types of cookies enabled, we can't guarantee that the website and your experience of it are as we intended it to be.

We use cookies to obtain information about your visits and about the device you use to access our website.

This includes where available, your IP address and pseudonymous identifiers, operating system and browser type and, depending on the cookie, also includes the reporting of statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns.

What cookies do we use?

 

  • Essential cookies. These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are generally established as a response to actions you have taken that constitute a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling out forms. These cookies do not store any personally identifying information.
  • Functional cookies. Functional cookies are used to facilitate your browsing experience, for example your choices of store (Canada or United States) or currency (CAD or USD).
  • Analytics cookies. Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information about the number of visitors, traffic source, etc.
  • Advertising cookies. Advertising cookies may be used to build a profile of your interests and provide you with relevant advertisements. They do not store personal data directly but are based on the unique identification of your browser and Internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, your advertising will be less targeted.

How can you reject and delete cookies?

You can decide to reject or block all or specific types of cookies by clicking on the preference of cookies on our website. If you refuse the use of cookies, it could be that your user experience is affected on the internet site.

You may also visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org or http://www.youronlinechoices.eu for details on how to delete or reject cookies and to obtain more details on general cookies.

This policy was last modified times 14/11/2023.

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III. 2023 ANNUAL REPORT ON FORCED LABOUR AND CHILD LABOUR

 

Introduction

This document reports on the actions taken by SBI over the past year to monitor its activities, including its supply chain, to ensure that the company is not involved in or in any way promotes forced labour and child labour in any form.

Company Overview

Gestion Jaymac Inc. is the parent company of several subsidiaries. For the purposes of this report, we will refer to this business combination as "SBI." SBI is a company that designs, manufactures, and markets residential heating products sold worldwide. The company operates three manufacturing plants and a distribution center located in Canada and the United States, as well as a distribution center in Australia. The products are made from materials and components sourced primarily from North America, but also from Europe and Asia. This involves the company collaborating with multiple suppliers and subcontractors to support its operations.

Actions taken in the last year

Over the past year, SBI has undertaken the following actions to reduce the risks of forced labor and child labor:

  • Development and implementation of a policy on forced labor and child labor.
  • Sharing this policy with its suppliers and business partners.
  • Updating the Supplier Compliance Questionnaire, a central document of risk analysis integrated into the account opening and supplier file update process, to include issues related to forced labor and child labor.
  • Assessment of procurement categories to evaluate the associated risks.
  • Targeted assessment of selected suppliers to validate changes to the compliance questionnaire.

 

Policy and due diligence process

The new policy on forced labour and child labour can be found at the following link: https://www.sbi-international.com/en/privacy-and-cookie-policies/

SBI has established a comprehensive process for analyzing supply chain risks, focusing on sourcing strategies by component category. Each year, the purchasing team, along with a representative from the finance team, evaluates each procurement category to assess the suppliers used. This analysis leverages data collected through the compliance form to inform the risk assessment. Based on the preliminary risk analysis, additional actions, such as manufacturing site visits, are identified as needed. These actions are then incorporated into a detailed action plan, which is monitored over the following year. The team reviews the plan to determine whether the assessments have revealed issues requiring further action or if the identified risks have been effectively addressed.

Supply chain risks

Over the years, SBI's purchasing team has visited several of its suppliers to evaluate them. The suppliers visited have already been vetted and their manufacturing operations are unlikely to use forced or child labour. The greatest risks currently are with suppliers who have never been visited, as well as with companies that sell to SBI suppliers, because currently, the company has no visibility on them.

In the coming year, risks related to forced labour and child labour will be identified with the help of the new compliance form, taking into account mainly suppliers who have never been visited and suppliers' supply chains. The necessary actions to address the identified risks will then be undertaken.

Training

The policy regarding forced labor and child labor was presented to the company's corporate procurement team and human resources team. It is now included in the training materials for new employees. Additionally, at the beginning of the annual risk review meeting, the policy will be reviewed to ensure that all team members remain aware of its contents.

Evaluation

SBI has established a governance committee within the company. The efforts to identify risks related to forced labor and child labor, along with the actions taken to minimize these risks, will be presented to the governance committee annually. The committee is mandated to evaluate the work done and to require additional validations if necessary to ensure that the company's policies are upheld.

Approval and Attestation

In accordance with the requirements of the Act, and in particular section 11 thereof, I, the undersigned, certify that I have reviewed the information contained in this report for Jaymac Management Inc. and its subsidiaries. To the best of my knowledge, and after exercising due diligence, I confirm that the information contained in this report is true, accurate and complete in all respects material for the purposes of the Act for the aforementioned reporting year.

 

Mark Murphy
President
Gestion Jaymac Inc.
May 30, 2024