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June 5th, 2015
5 Questions with Joost Kooijmans from UNICEF – World Day Against Child Labor

In commemoration of World Day Against Child Labor on June 12th, UL’s Responsible Sourcing group conducted an interview with Joost Kooijmans, Senior Advisor – Child Labour Child Protection for UNICEF. Although, in the past 15 years, there has been a 30% decline in child labor, the Asia region still holds approximately 77 million of the… read more

June 5th, 2015
The Latest On Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation And What It Means For Your Company And Your Supply Chain

  In light of recent developments around anti-human trafficking efforts on the legislative front and increased public awareness of the vulnerabilities of migrants, it is paramount to enforce ethical hiring and recruitment practices within supply chains.    In the U.S., federal contractors, subcontractors and their employees and agents, whether on contracts inside or outside the… read more

May 11th, 2015
UL Moderating at Licensing Expo

June 10 2015 Mandalay Bay Convention Center 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119 (877) 632-7900 VENUE URL       EVENT URL Susan DeRagon, UL Consumer and Retail Services Senior Technical Consultant, Toys & Premiums, North America, will moderate the “Creating a Compliance Regimen,” Roundtable Discussions: Session 1, scheduled for June 10, 2015… read more

September 2nd, 2014
What Companies Need to Know About the U.S. Business Supply Chain Transparency Act

In response to persistent business-related human rights concerns, there has been a clear and growing legislative trend in the United States towards greater supply chain transparency, traceability, and disclosure requirements. The Dodd Frank Act, Section 1502 on conflict minerals, and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) on human trafficking, are… read more

August 15th, 2014
Highlights from 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report: Country Focus – Thailand

The United Nations’ declaration of July 30th, 2014 as the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons illustrates that human trafficking is a global problem that is far from being eradicated. Recent International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates show that around 20.9 million men, women and children are in forced labor, trafficked, held in debt… read more