Supply Chain Transparency

SB-657 Enforcement

Today, the Alliance to End Trafficking and Slavery (ATEST) and 11 additional organizations submitted a letter to the California Attorney General’s office calling for SB-657 to be fully enforced. Learn more here: http://www.atestblog.org/anti-trafficking-organizations-join-atest-to-call-for-sb-657-enforcement-2/...

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Fulfilling SB-657’s Promise

When I was working in Congress on what became the Trafficking Victims Protection Act back in 1999, we congressional staff paid little attention to the role of companies and their global supply chains in forced labor and human trafficking. We tended to focus more on...

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Lights, Camera … a Call for Action

Sunday night I cheered as Steve McQueen dedicated his Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave to “all of the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.” I wondered how those words resonated across the globe? How...

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Unraveling Corporate Cotton Practices

Last week, the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) released a new report, Cotton Sourcing Snapshot: A Survey of Corporate Practices to End Forced Labor and an accompanying webinar, as part of our effort to better understand what companies are doing to find and eliminate cotton picked...

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The Human Impact of Corporate Behavior

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria each merit consideration when assessing a company's sustainability impact. Yet, the social pillar tends to be overshadowed by companies' narrow definitions of what it means to be "sustainable". For more than 20 years, Sustainalytics has provided ESG research and services...

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Trending Now: Transparency

I live in Los Angeles, a city of self-proclaimed foodies who frequent farmers markets for locally grown organic produce.  For the good of the environment and for their own health, my friends will happily spend a Saturday afternoon picking out pesticide-free kale grown within a...

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