It’s hard for consumers to know which of the products we buy are tainted by slavery. But that could change, if you want it to.
U.S Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) have introduced the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014 (H.R. 4842). The bipartisan bill requires major U.S. companies to publicly disclose measures they are taking to prevent human trafficking, slavery and child labor in their supply chains.
Now it’s your turn to help. Get your members of Congress to cosponsor this groundbreaking anti-trafficking legislation. Become part of the Business Transparency Campaign by signing their online petition. It’s run by our colleagues at Walk Free.
“Enactment of supply chain transparency legislation will provide consumers with information about companies that are – and are not – taking substantial steps to address slavery. It will also help investors better understand the reputational and other risks of investing in particular companies,” according to the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking, a coalition of leading anti-trafficking organizations, including FTS.
If the bill is passed, every consumer will have an opportunity to make educated decisions when shopping.