Moving Toward Supply Chain Transparency

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT) -- In 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor identified 128 goods from 70 countries around the world made by forced labor and child labor. Because the United States is the world’s largest importer of goods, there is a growing sentiment that companies selling goods in the U.S. should be accountable if their products contain any materials that were made by or obtained with forced labor or child labor.

There is also a growing trend to “vote with our feet” — more and more consumers are making conscience-based...
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