So this new law will put corporations based in the golden state on notice when it comes to slavery and human trafficking. They will have to disclose what they are doing to ensure their global supply chains are free of these evils.
Companies risk getting sued by the state attorney general if they flout that law. But experts say the real pressure will come from the court of public opinion: consumers who care about ethical working conditions and take an interest in how their favorite brands get made.
I think that is a correct statement. It’s a shame there isn’t a federal law in the works like this. There are nonprofits that attempt to do this work and educate the public in this regard, but it makes a difference having a state government involved.