Milestone for rights

Milestone for rights

2 February, 2012
California leads
New act in Golden State tackles slavery and human trafficking through mandatory disclosure
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Great news for all workers, especially workers who are struggling to gain their rights as well as human-rights activists. California has passed the Transparency in Supply Chains Act which is the first legislation to address forced labour and trafficking in supply chains at an international level. The new went into effect January 1 and targets businesses in the retail and manufacturing industries. Any company in the state with over USD 100 million in sales, such as Gap and Apple, have to disclose a conspicuous and easily understood link on their websites if it is taking measures to eliminate slavery and human trafficking in its supply chain. For those that do not have websites, if a written request is received, the company must provide the information in writing within 30 days.

By: Ecozine Staff
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