In 2010, California enacted the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB-657). The Act requires certain businesses to disclose the efforts they are making, if any, to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from their supply chains. From 2013 to 2015, KnowTheChain sourced information about corporate compliance with SB-657.

KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labour abuses within their supply chains. It worked with companies on their disclosure statements and provided guidance to the UK Home Office for the Modern Slavery Act. KnowTheChain was created to promote greater transparency and dialogue around this issue – and it provides a record of which companies do and do not yet have statements under the SB-657 Act. The site is led by Humanity United, and maintained through partnerships with the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Sustainalytics and Verité.

Report April 2017. Forced labor action compared: findings from three sectors with recommendations for companies across sectors, business and multi-stakeholder associations, and investors.

Significance for seafood businesses:

Not seafood-specific but provides a means for seafood businesses to publically disclose policies, standards and management approaches to mitigating forced labour in their supply chains and in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles.

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