California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

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United States Department of Labor
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The Act requires certain companies to report on their specific actions to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains.

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act went into effect in January 2012. It is aimed at mid-size and large retailers and manufacturing companies with worldwide annual revenues of $100 million or more. The law’s chief goal is to ensure companies provide consumers with information that enables them to understand which ones manage their supply chains responsibly. It is estimated that the reporting requirement impacts on about 3,200 companies headquartered in California or doing business in the state. Specifically, the law requires a company to disclose on its website its initiatives to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its direct supply chain for the goods offered for sale.


Significance for seafood businesses:

This is mandatory reporting. General legislation but would affect seafood companies based in California and their suppliers.


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