In September 2010, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) was signed into law requiring retail sellers and manufacturers that do business in California, and have over $100 million in gross annual receipts, to publically disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains.

From 2013 to 2015, KnowTheChain sourced information about corporate compliance with SB-657. Five years after SB 657’s signing, KnowTheChain  developed an insights brief with key lessons and recommendations from SB 657’s introduction and enactment based on its experience monitoring the law. The findings in this brief are based on a sample set of 500 companies that KnowTheChain identified as impacted by SB 657.

Trafficking in Persons Report 2018
Publications 28 June 2018

This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report highlights some of the elements of an effective community-based approach, the challenges in implementing such initiatives, and the opportunities national governments have to facilitate coordination, coopera...Read More

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Pathways for children to exit commercial sexual exploitation in Kathmandu
Publications 21 September 2018

Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) affects an estimated 1.8 million children globally. In Nepal, the adult entertainment sector (AES) is recognised as a high-risk environment for children where sexual exploitation is known to occur. Th...Read More

The Behind the Brands: Food Companies Scorecard
Publications 01 April 2016

The Behind the Brands Scorecard assesses the agricultural sourcing policies of the world's ten largest food and beverage companies. It exclusively focuses on publicly available informa- tion that relates to the policies of these companies on their so...Read More

Modern slavery reporting: Is there evidence of progress?
Publications 02 October 2018

This analysis of modern slavery statements focuses on changes in reporting and practice in addressing forced labour and human trafficking. Some key findings Under the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, companies with a financial turnover of over £3...Read More