Urge legislators to reintroduce the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking Act

Urge legislators to reintroduce the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking Act

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Fashion of Tomorrow Organization started this petition to US Congress and

We are Fashion of Tomorrow, advocates for a future in which the fashion industry is transparent, accountable, sustainable, and equitable by working toward systemic change.

We recognize that we live in a world where the ILO estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally. While there are no official estimates of human trafficking in the United States, Polaris detects that there are tens of thousands of individuals who are exploited by trafficking. As a 150 billion dollar industry, human trafficking has touched many commercial industries here in the United States.

Human trafficking exists at various stages of a supply chain, and it is critical that companies take action to see how human trafficking might be impacting their buisness. The Busines Supply Chain and Transparency Act would ensure that companies describe the steps they are taking in their own supply chains to address conditions of human trafficking and the worst forms of child labor. The information provided by the company, or the lack thereof, will support the public make informed decisions about future engagement with companies. 

Although BTA has been proposed previously, it has not been reintroduced into this Congress. We must continue to promote transparency within supply chains, and urge institutions to take action to prevent and protect workers from exploitation. With several countries and the state of California passing similar transparency acts, the US government must reintroduce and pass a Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act as well.

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