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12 Apr 2019

Jack Wolfskin

Jack Wolfskin's response

... Jack Wolfskin worked with PT Jaba Garmindo... until the factory went bankrupt. Our production share was only around 2% of the factory... We always paid on time, ordered constant production volumes with sufficient lead times so that the factory management was able to properly plan it into their production schedule.

...The Fear Wear Foundation investigated the case and our behavior thoroughly throughout the entire time... [Its] report about the case... can be found here: https://www.fairwear.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Jack-Wolfskin-Indonesia-complaint-report-2016-final.pdf

We were the initial party who organized the meetings with other buyers of the factory to push the Indonesian curators to prioritize the payment of workers due wages and severance payments first from the assets before they pay banks or other stakeholders. When we realized that the process would possibly take years, we were the only company of the buyers of the factory which decided to take action. We actively contacted former workers and the union of the factory and set up a fund to support them.

With the great support from the union, we managed to get the bank account details of almost all of the workers who used to work in the factory and with the help of Fair Wear Foundation, Curators as well as the local union we managed to remunerate all workers of the factory from the fund we set up. We also invited other buyers to participate in this fund but didn’t hear back from them so that we decided to go ahead with it on our own...

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