Will new House majority lead to a federal supply chain transparency law?

Privately, companies have long self-regulated supply chains to prevent human trafficking, forced labor, and child exploitation. Meanwhile, governmental efforts have lagged in the public sphere. But the past few years have shown a marked change. California, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia have enacted legislation requiring companies to publicly disclose the steps they are taking…

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Cosmetics remain big target for California VOC enforcement

A recent look-back at California Air Resource Board (CARB) case settlements highlights that cosmetic products remain a target for CARB enforcement of its General Consumer Products Regulation. The General Consumer Products Regulation sets volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for specified consumer products, expressed as percent of VOC by weight. The Regulation prohibits the sale, supply,…

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