California Transparency Act

California Transparency Act

Large retail sellers and manufacturers across the nation who are doing business in California must comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, Civil Code Section 1714.43, also known as Senate Bill 657 (Steinberg) (2009-10).
Signed into law in 2010 by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Act requires every retail seller and manufacturer doing business in California and having annual worldwide gross receipts that exceed $100 million to disclose its efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its direct supply chain for tangible goods offered for sale.

The Act’s stated intent is “to ensure large retailers and manufacturers provide consumers with information regarding their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from the supply chains, to educate consumers on how to purchase goods produced by companies that responsibly manage their supply chains, and, thereby, improve the lives of victims of slavery and human trafficking.”