Why the corporate sector?
The advent of anti-human trafficking laws and regulations governing retailers, manufacturers and government contractors reflect increasing focus on responsible sourcing and global workplace compliance through all supply chain tiers. This is a difficult task within complex supply chains yet a necessary undertaking because suppliers’ labor practices are a leading risk indicator for supply chain vulnerability, with the potential to impact reputation and profit margins. Increasing consumer and shareholder concerns only increase the risk. Our expertise helps companies and industries tailor strategies and practices that target these vulnerabilities and mitigate risk, all of which protects brands in the marketplace.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB657) – Retailers and manufacturers with more than $100M annual worldwide revenue and doing business in California must publicly disclose their efforts to maintain a slavery-free supply chain. Expert attorneys at the Global Freedom Center can work with your compliance team to ensure you meet each element, make recommendations for risk mitigation, and tailor and deliver the requisite training.
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) & Executive Order: Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons in Federal Contracts – As the single largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, the U.S. Government has enhancedenforcement of the FAR clause on combatting trafficking in persons and added detailed requirements for federal contractors. These requirements cover compliance plans, contracts, wages, recruitment, housing, transportation, and employee training. The Global Freedom Center’s expert attorneys have more than a decade of human trafficking experience including federal government service regarding FAR clause enforcement. They can work with your compliance team to ensure you meet each requirement and develop appropriate training.
The Global Freedom Center holds particular expertise in the apparel, toy, electronics, cosmetics, jewelry, and food industries. We offer tailored consulting and training for your industry, associations and company by working with your supply chain, corporate social responsibility, compliance and procurement teams of attorneys, management, monitors, auditors and others.
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FACT SHEET: Labor Trafficking in Supply Chains