The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), in Cooperation with Representative Carolyn Maloney invite you to a Congressional Breakfast Briefing on the Role of Business in Eradicating Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery: A Transparency Approach.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
8:30 AM- 10 AM
Room B340, Rayburn House Office Building
Breakfast will be served at 8:30 – Speakers’ panel to begin at 9
In 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor identified 130 goods from 71 countries that were made by forced and child labor. The disclosure requirements in the Business Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act (H.R. 2759) would recognize companies that are trying to eliminate such abuses from their supply chains by establishing disclosure requirements focused on improving practices to end human trafficking and slavery.
Transparency laws can be good for business, informative for consumers, and ultimately have a real impact on ending human trafficking and slavery worldwide. The bill’s disclosure requirements build on those already required by the 2010 California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.
Please join us for a briefing to learn how H.R. 2759 will assist investors and consumers in making choices about which companies they want to do business with in order to help eliminate human trafficking, forced labor, slavery and the worst forms of child labor throughout the world.
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