“Industry isn’t doing a good enough job of telling the positive stories,” said New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney during an interview at the 2013 Ethical Sourcing Forum.

Caroyln Maloney visited the ESF to discuss the bill she is working on, modeled after the California Supply Chain Transparency Act, that will help Americans better understand the labor and sourcing of products they buy. In congress, Maloney said, she only hears negative stories about what companies are doing wrong. So she was surprised and excited to meet so many companies at the conference that are taking positive, voluntary action to ensure an ethical supply chain.