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Legislation Related to Sourcing Practices

There are various laws in place to prevent unethical sourcing practices. Some of these regulations are mentioned in the Sustainability Guidelines section, including the Ethical Trading Initiatives.

Additional regulation entities are listed below:

Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) – A government-business endeavor for imports (not exports) to increase the security of supply chains and U.S. borders. Initiated by U.S. Customs, C-TPAT involves voluntary cooperation of supply chain participants such as importers, carriers, brokers, warehouse operators, and manufacturers



Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – Federal law that governs the definitions of management and labor and establishes wage payment, hours worked, and other employment practices.



International Anti-Bribery Act – Amends the FCPA by adding stipulations making it illegal for an individual or company in the United States to influence, bribe or seek to gain an advantage from a public official in another country.


Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises – A set of recommendations on responsible business conduct addressed by governments to multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating in or from adhering countries that encourage and maximize the positive impact MNEs can make to sustainable development and enduring social progress.


The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention requires countries to develop such regulations.

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