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[DOC] The Walt Disney Company’s response to the NLC accusations
Author: Walt Disney Company, Published on: 18 August 2005
The Walt Disney Company...[has] a strong International Labor Standards (ILS) Code of Conduct for Manufacturers and [conducts] regular social compliance audits of the independently run factories that produce Disney branded merchandise. 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...[Past audits of these factories] reflect instances of noncompliance followed by remediation. However, these audits at no time revealed the severity of the violations reported by the NLC today...Disney will also work with local civil society organizations in China with which we maintain an existing relationship to determine whether a role in the investigation or any subsequent remediation efforts would be appropriate.