Today, the Business and Human Rights Resource Center (BHRRC) published the results of their most recent corporate outreach efforts around the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB-657).
This latest outreach comes as a result of a KnowTheChain blog post by Ed Marcum of Humanity United that highlighted the fact that 10 company statements, while compliant with the Act, state publically that they are not currently taking any of the five steps described in the Act to address slavery risks in their supply chains.
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, said: “It is deeply disappointing to see most of these firms openly state that they do not need to address issues of modern-day slavery and forced labour in supply chains. This issue can pose a material risk to any company’s reputation. Companies are able to monitor supply chains when it comes to quality and price. There is no excuse to avoid practical steps to help eliminate the horrendous practice of human trafficking.”
Read more about BHRRC’s outreach efforts and the resulting corporate responses here: https://business-humanrights.org/en/10-firms-decline-to-take-action-on-trafficking-risks-under-california-transparency-in-supply-chains-act
KnowTheChain remains committed to working with companies to address issues of slavery in their supply chains. If any company would like to get in touch regarding including or updating their supply chain disclosure please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.