L Brands' statement on forced labour in the XUAR
L Brands has a strict policy against the use of forced labor of any kind and will only work with suppliers that share our commitment to ethical and responsible business practices. We recently required all of our suppliers to re-certify that they have received, read and understand our no forced labor policy, including the prohibition on the use of cotton from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), and any other form of forced labor.
In 2019, we took immediate action to evaluate our factory database and confirmed that no production of our finished goods occur in the XUAR. Through this certification process we learned that we obtained a de minimis amount of cotton yarn from one supplier who has ties to the XUAR. Out of an abundance of caution, we ended our relationship with that supplier earlier this year.