KnowTheChain Welcomes New Project Director

We are pleased to introduced KnowTheChain’s new Project Director, Kilian Moote. Kilian comes to us with extensive expertise in supply chain transparency and legal disclosure. In this role, he will oversee the further development of KnowTheChain, which will be expanding beyond its single focus on SB 657. Over...

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Corporate Transparency: A Lasting Trend

Any company that thought California’s passage of the Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) would prove to be inconsequential better think again. Since 2010, lawmakers globally have been learning from California’s pioneering legislation. Quietly and subtly the concept of legislating a response to human...

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Eradicating Slavery – a Corporate and Consumer Responsibility

This week KnowTheChain.org marks one year since the site launched. In just twelve months, KnowTheChain has received more than sixty thousand page views. We’ve heard interest from investors, consumers, and journalists, in addition to direct engagement with companies leading to improved transparency statements. Meanwhile, policy...

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Human Rights in the Supply Chain: A Shared Challenge

BSR’s recent Human Rights Working Group session brought together two dozen participants from 16 companies to discuss both best practices and challenges associated with implementing the United Nation’s Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. After two days of rich discussions, it became apparent that addressing...

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When SB 657 Compliance is Transparent but Indifferent

As public awareness of modern-day slavery grows, many businesses are taking a closer look at forced labor and human trafficking within their supply chains.  From shrimp processing to cotton production, factory floors to hotel laundry rooms, adults and children are too often exploited for their...

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