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Human Trafficking and Slavery Are Your Company's Problem #csr #supplychain

Human Trafficking and Slavery Are Your Company's Problem #csr #supplychain

09.13.2011 - 10:47PM Category: Fair Trade & Supply Chain Human Trafficking and Slavery Are Your Company's Problem When companies explore the extent of human trafficking and slavery in their supply chains, what they are likely to find may be revealing and sobering. Prodded by a new law, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, manufacturers and retailers around the world are preparing to disclose the steps they are taking to avoid these abuses. While some businesses have expressed concerns about mandatory reporting, companies may also want to say 'thanks' for the opportunity to discover and end these practices where they are found. By Doug Cahn and Marsha Dickson Ask a supply chain manager in any major consumer products company whether the factories they use rely on victims of human trafficking and slavery. The answer will almost certainly be a resounding "No!" The...

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