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Outreach to companies asking for disclosure of payment terms & internal policy commitments re. COVID-19 (Nov-Dec 2020)

Actions taken by fashion brands to protect their profits at the expense of worker rights have had profoundly negative impacts on vulnerable garment workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brands have used their disproportionate power over factory suppliers to cancel agreed orders, pay suppliers substantially reduced prices for orders, or to grossly extend payment terms. These decisions have a devastating knock-on impact on the 60 million garment workers in fashion supply chains. Millions of workers have lost their jobs, have had months of unpaid wages, or have been forced to work for a fraction of their usual wage – an amount that has never been enough to cover a basic standard of living.

Labour rights advocates are appealing to brands to contribute to wage funds to make up for the wages that have been lost, estimated as $5.8 billion over just a three-month period from March – May.

In May 2020, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) conducted a survey of 35 fashion brands and retailers (26 responded) regarding their response to the pandemic as it related to garment workers. The questions and full set of survey responses and non-responses can be found here.

In November-December 2020, BHRRC undertook a follow-up survey with the original 35 companies and an additional 16, seeking responses from 51 companies (36 responded). The questions and full set of survey responses and non-responses can be found below.

The responses to both surveys informed our COVID-19 Apparel Action Tracker.

Unternehmensantworten

PVH (Phillips-Van Heusen) Antwort anzeigen
Cotton On Group Antwort anzeigen
Pentland Brands Antwort anzeigen
Zalando SE Antwort anzeigen
Kering (formerly PPR, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute) Antwort anzeigen
Amazon.com Antwort anzeigen
Aldi Nord Antwort anzeigen
Aldi Süd Antwort anzeigen
Decathlon Antwort anzeigen
Primark (part of Associated British Foods) Antwort anzeigen
Carrefour Antwort anzeigen
Arcadia Group

Keine Antwort

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) Antwort anzeigen
Fast Retailing Antwort anzeigen
Marks & Spencer Antwort anzeigen
Bestseller Antwort anzeigen
Boohoo

Keine Antwort

New Look Antwort anzeigen
Kmart Australia (part of Wesfarmers)

Keine Antwort

Target Australia (part of Wesfarmers)

Keine Antwort

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton

Keine Antwort

Hermès

Keine Antwort

Tapestry (Formerly Coach)

Keine Antwort

Children's Place

Keine Antwort

Hanesbrands

Keine Antwort

Matalan

Keine Antwort

Esprit

Keine Antwort

Burberry Antwort anzeigen
Debenhams

Keine Antwort

Levi Strauss Antwort anzeigen
Sainsbury's Antwort anzeigen
John Lewis (part of John Lewis Partnership) Antwort anzeigen
Benetton Group Antwort anzeigen
Lululemon Athletica Antwort anzeigen
G-Star Raw

Keine Antwort

Walmart

Keine Antwort

N Brown Group Antwort anzeigen
The Very Group Antwort anzeigen

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