About the Book

Understanding the legal landscape governing supply chain transparency is crucial for companies operating in today's globalized economy. This booklet highlights the diverse and often complex array of regulations that companies must navigate to ensure compliance with international standards and best practices.

The importance of supply chain transparency has grown exponentially in recent years, driven by increased consumer awareness, mounting regulatory pressure, and the need for businesses to manage reputational risks. Transparent supply chains promote ethical sourcing practices, combat human rights abuses, protect the environment, and help prevent corruption and fraud. They are essential in building trust with customers, investors, and other stakeholders.

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The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
European Union (EU) Non-Financial Reporting Directive (2014/95/EU)
The European Union (EU) Conflict Minerals Regulation
Australia – The Modern Slavery Act (2018)
Canada - Special Economic Measures Act, Justice for Victims, Corrupt Foreign Officials Act
France – Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law (2017)
Germany - Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (SCDDA) (Effective January 2023)
Netherlands - Child Labor Due Diligence Act (2022)
Norway - The Norwegian Transparency Act (Effective July 2022)
Switzerland – Swiss Code of Obligations (Updated 2022)
United Kingdom - The Modern Slavery Act
USA - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (1977)
USA – Dodd-Frank Act – Section 1502
USA - Food Safety Modernization Act (2011)
USA - National Action Plan (NAP) on Responsible Business Conduct (December 2016 – Update Pending)
USA - The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) (December 2021
USA - California’s Garment Worker Protection Act (January 2022)
About the International Trade Coucil