How Companies Can Avoid Human Trafficking in Their Supply Chain – Avoid What Happened To Costco in 5 Steps

How Companies Can Avoid Human Trafficking in Their Supply Chain – Avoid What Happened To Costco in 5 Steps

A lawsuit, filed recently in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, alleges that Costco was aware that the prawns it purchased from its Southeast Asian producers came from a supply chain dependent on human trafficking and other illegal labor abuses. This lawsuit is based on the idea that Costco allegedly violated the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.

 


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These claims alone are extremely damaging to Costco’s brand but coupled with potential legal action having suppliers involved in human trafficking is catastrophic for companies. The US government amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation. This amendment mandates that suppliers to the federal government have future contracts pulled and may incur criminal fines if they are caught with suppliers using human trafficked labor. There are 100 000’s of companies that will now have to comply with this regulation.

As with any regulation firms must comply but also keep costs in check. When companies have thousands of suppliers, how do they stay compliant while maintaining profit margins? Naturally … there is software for that.  

Check out the infographic below How Companies Can Avoid Human Trafficking in Their Supply Chains for tips on how you can comply with anti-human trafficking regulations. For more in-depth discussion regarding your Human Trafficking Compliance and expert recommendations on your program, please email info@assentcompliance.com.

Click here to download our infographic on How To Avoid Human Trafficking in Your Supply Chain.

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Click here to download our infographic on How To Avoid Human Trafficking in Your Supply Chain.


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For more information about the Federal Acquisition Regulation, check out our most recent blog post or visit our website!

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