Understanding the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
- May 30th, 2012
- By: Loraine Lawson
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act went into full effect this year. While companies have taken preliminary steps to comply, the more complicated portions of the act — such as auditing and verifying suppliers and training employees — will take long-term commitment and diligence.
In fact, it’s very possible that companies outside of California are just now starting to experience the reach of the act. Additionally, a similar bill has been filed in Congress, which, if passed, would mean many more manufacturers and retailers will need to examine their business-to-business (B2B) supply chain for potential human rights abuses.