On October 18th, 2010, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 657, titled “California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.”
By January 2012, major manufacturers and retailers within the state of California must fully disclose the efforts made to ensure their products have not been tainted by slavery or forced labor at any point within the supply chain.
In an attempt at complete transparency, these companies will be required to post their policies on their own websites, allowing consumers to see for themselves if their purchases are slavery-free.
The California law isn’t only a step forward in the fight against human trafficking; it sets an example for the rest of the nation and the world to follow.
Most importantly the bill gives you, the consumer, the choice and power to be a part of the solution.