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To address the regulations of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657), Columbia Sportswear Company defines slavery and human trafficking as used by U.S. Department of State:
As defined in the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protections Act (TVPA) of 2000, human trafficking is "any recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery."
Slavery – Involuntary Servitude
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protections Act (TVPA) of 2000 defines involuntary servitude to include "a condition of servitude induced by means of – (A) any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such condition, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (B) the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process."