October 04, 2010
Human Trafficking Bill Becomes Law in California
by Robert Kropp
Companies doing business in the state will now be required to disclose whether they have policies
addressing human trafficking in their supply chains.
Last week, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California signed into law SB 657, the California
Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. Companies with revenues of more than $100 million doing
business in the state will now be required to publish on their websites their policies addressing
slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains.
Schwarzenegger stated, "Human
trafficking is a terrible crime that goes against basic human rights and everything our country
stands for. This legislation will increase transparency, allow consumers to make better, more
informed choices and motivate businesses to ensure humane practices throughout the supply chain."