Model Policies Background and Materials
The Working Group released the ABA Model Business and Supplier Policies on Labor Trafficking and Child Labor (the “Model Policies”) at the 2014 ABA Mid-Year Meeting, where, the ABA House of Delegates adopted one key portion of the Model Policies as official ABA policy. Specifically, only Part II: Model Principles constitutes official ABA policy. Although the remainder of the Model Policies and Database of Resources should not be construed as the official policy of the ABA, they are still useful resources. The Working Group provides them for informational purposes and as additional references for businesses and business lawyers to consult.
Information about the Model Policies includes the following materials:
Database of Resources
This Database contains a wealth of information not only concerning the Model Principles and Policies but also with respect to the supply chain transparency arena. This includes Articles and Presentations; General Resources with links to the web pages of Government entities, NGOs and others; New Developments in the supply chain transparency arena; and Law and Policy issues including descriptions of the issue and commentary concerning it. Annotated Model Policies will be added shortly, as will company provided policies and training materials.