I hope that you have enjoyed the article, “A 12-Point Supplier Responsibility Checklist.”  In the article, I referenced two supply chain social responsibility-related laws:  the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and the Dodd-Frank Act.  If you are just starting a supply chain social responsibility program, one of the first things you need to do is to figure which of these Acts applies to your organization.  It could be that neither, only one, or both apply.  So, let me give you a quick reference to applicability in this post.

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  • The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act applies to your organization if it “does business” in California and has annual sales of $100 million or more
  • The Dodd-Frank Act applies to your organization if it is a publicly-held US company

As you saw in the checklist, there are many areas of social responsibility for a supply chain professional like yourself to focus on.  However, complying with the law should probably take priority over some of the voluntary issues if you don’t have the resources to work on everything at once.

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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3
President & Chief Procurement Officer – Next Level Purchasing Association
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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