Announcing KnowTheChain.org, a New Resource to Promote Ethical and Transparent Supply Chains

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21 October 2013

KnowTheChain.org

Author: ATEST, CAST, Free The Slaves, Humanity United, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Made in a Free World, Not For Sale, Responsible Sourcing Network, Sustainalytics, Tronie Foundation, Verite, Vital Voices Global Partnership, World Vision

In 2010, California enacted the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB-657), requiring businesses to disclose the efforts they are making, if any, to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from their supply chains. KnowTheChain was created as a resource to promote greater transparency and dialogue around the issue of slavery in supply chains; improved compliance with SB-657 is an important first step.

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21 October 2013

[PDF] Announcing KnowTheChain.org, a New Resource to Promote Ethical and Transparent Supply Chains

Author: Lori Bishop, Director of Investments at Humanity United. KnowTheChain is supported by ATEST, CAST, Free The Slaves, Humanity United, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Made in a Free World, Not For Sale, Responsible Sourcing Network, Sustainalytics, Tronie Foundation, Verite, Vital Voices Global Partnership and World Vision

...[T]he California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB-657)...is an important step toward increasing corporate and consumer awareness of slavery in supply chains. However, as important as the law has been, to date very little is known about the overall corporate response. KnowTheChain.org was created to fill that information gap and to encourage all companies – regardless of whether or not they are subject to SB-657’s reporting requirements – to engage in a meaningful dialogue to understand and address slavery where it is found in their supply chains...

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