Despite its widespread prevalence, forced labor remains acutely undetected throughout company supply chains. In response, legislators in California passed the 2010 California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657). The first law of its kind, SB 657 requires certain retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to publicly disclose on their websites the degree to which they are addressing forced labor and human trafficking in their supply chains.
The Tronie Foundation and a group of organizations committed to ending modern-day slavery have announced the launch of Know The Chain, a new website dedicated to promoting greater compliance, transparency and dialogue around SB 657 and issues of slavery in supply chains. Know The Chain provides information about companies that meet the criteria established by SB 657 and provides links to their identified disclosure statements. Additionally, it provides numerous resources for companies who want to take proactive steps to better manage their systems of supply.
SB 657 and KnowTheChain are helping to shine a light on modern-day slavery and help us better contribute to the eradication of modern-slavery in our time.
Learn more at Rani Hong’s Huffington Post article: New Website Promotes Supply Chain Transparency.