Human Trafficking in Supply Chains
California Senate Bill 657 became law on September 30, 2010 and enacts the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. The Act requires “every retail seller and manufacturer doing business in [California] and having annual worldwide gross receipts that exceed one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) [to] disclose its efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its direct supply chain for tangible goods offered for sale.”
CA SB 657 requires the specified companies to develop a policy regarding human trafficking and slavery in its supply chain, take steps to ensure supplier compliance with that policy, and post the information conspicuously on its website by 1/1/2012. The CA Franchise Tax Board will be compiling a list of affected companies based on tax returns received by 12/31/2011, to be submitted to the Attorney General by 11/30/2012.