New California Law Targets Global Child Labor, Slavery
Filteau, Jerry, National Catholic Reporter
Religious advocates of responsible investment are praising a new California law for making it tougher for major corporations to profit from child labor or human slavery around the world in the supply chain of their products.
The state's Transparency in Supply Chains Act, which took effect Jan. 1, requires all large companies that do any business in California to study the supply chains for their products.
It says they must spell out in plain and public language, such as on their website, their policies against trafficking in persons and how they monitor their suppliers to assure that no sources of their goods were produced by forced adult or child labor.
"It's a great piece of legislation" that will require transparent disclosure of supply sources from some 3,200 leading companies worldwide, said …
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Publication information: Article title: New California Law Targets Global Child Labor, Slavery. Contributors: Filteau, Jerry - Author. Magazine title: National Catholic Reporter. Volume: 48. Issue: 6 Publication date: January 6, 2012. Page number: 7. © 2009 National Catholic Reporter. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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