Human Trafficking & Supply Chains
Human Trafficking is a global problem that manifests itself in various forms including sex trafficking and forced labor in various industries such as agriculture, textiles/garment, hospitality, etc. The supply of vulnerable people to be trafficked is endless and trafficked labor is increasingly sought after to fulfill the global demand for inexpensive labor and products. Unregulated and convoluted supply chains inherently encourage contractors to use and promote trafficked labor. Fortunately , the aforementioned model is not the only way for businesses to flourish.
The human trafficking & supply chains forum invites policy makers, the legal community, scholars, advocates, and students to learn how public policy/laws can both promote a thriving business environment and help ensure consumers are receiving ethically sourced goods, free from unscrupulous labor practices, such as human trafficking. Panelists will discuss the development and implementation of the CA Supply Chain Transparency Act and the benefits of passing a similar policy in Washington State.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 133 (View)
4293 Memorial Way
Seattle, WA 98195