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2 Okt 2017


Response by adidas

CCC state that adidas has neglected its responsibility to address human rights violations in this case or to create the necessary leverage to resolve this long-standing dispute. We believe the opposite to be true. We have stepped outside the normal boundaries of what would be expected of any buyer to help resolve this case – given the fact that we held no active or ongoing relationship with PDB [...] at the time the workers went on strike in July 2012, or at the time when they lost their employment, or at any time thereafter, up until the factory closed in January 2014. CCC are fully aware that throughout the period in question the factory was making products for another sporting goods company, not adidas. Despite this fact, we stepped forward, based on our long-standing relationship with the union’s parent federation, to encourage an early resolution of the dispute... We continue to engage with all parties and in recent months we have met with the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower on two separate occasions to formally request that they complete an independent review and make a legal determination over the payment of severance. Only a final and legally binding decision will resolve these long outstanding claims... 

Note: adidas has also posted a full statement on their website. You can find it here