CA Transparency Act

CA Transparency Act Ecolab Jewels

Starting January 1, 2012, California law requires that certain large companies disclose to the public the extent of their efforts, if any, to ensure that the goods they sell are not produced by workers who are enslaved, coerced, or otherwise forced into service or who have been the victims of human trafficking.

Numerous state and federal laws prohibit coercive labor practices and human trafficking; several are summarized in Appendix B. The Transparency in Supply Chains Act is slightly different. The Act does not regulate a company’s labor practices, nor does it require companies to reveal confidential, proprietary and/or trade secret information. Instead, it requires businesses subject to the law to simply disclose their practices in five discrete areas so that interested consumers can make better informed purchasing decisions.