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Disney sweatshops alleged - Anti-sweatshop advocacy group charges that workers make books under oppressive conditions [China]
Author: Wendy Leung, Daily Standard [Hong Kong], Published on: 18 August 2005
The National Labor Committee...made new charges Thursday against The Walt Disney Company, releasing a videotape alleging that two Chinese factories making books for Disney operate under unsafe conditions...Charles Kernaghan, director of the NLC...called for Disney to release the names of all of its factories in China and to make their monitoring system more open to review...[In] a written statement, Disney said, "We have a strong International Labor Standards Code of Conduct for Manufacturers and conduct regular social compliance audits of the independently run factories that produce Disney branded merchandise." The statement went on to say, "The Walt Disney Company has contacted Verité, a non-profit social auditing and training firm, to conduct an investigation of the claims regarding the Hung Hing and Nord Race factories."