California's Law on Supply Chain Transparency
In just five months' time, on 1 January 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act will go into effect. This will require large retailers and manufacturers doing business in the U.S. to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their product supply chains.
Companies impacted by the legislation will include apparel and footwear retailers and manufacturers with annual worldwide gross receipts of more than $100 million—who must make the required disclosures on the home page of their corporate websites.
An estimated 3,200 companies worldwide will be affected by the new law, which must address five areas.