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SACOM Report - LOCOG’s Empty Promise to Respect Labour Rights: Olympic mascots made in sweatshops

In January 2012, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) released: “LOCOG’s Empty Promise to Respect Labour Rights: Olympic mascots made in sweatshops”.  The report alleges numerous labour rights abuses at Yancheng Rainbow Arts and Crafts Company, which is supplying official merchandise for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  The report makes a number of recommendations to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).  Also in January 2012 the Sun newspaper wrote 3 articles about the allegations. These articles also include comments from LOCOG, John Lewis, and Golden Bear, which the Yancheng Rainbow Arts and Crafts Company also allegedly supplies with Olympic-themed goods:

Yancheng Rainbow Arts and Crafts Company responded to the allegations made in the SACOM report & the Sun articles:

In February Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited LOCOG to respond to the SACOM report and press release.

LOCOG Response to Allegations by The Sun and the Playfair 2012 Campaign Regarding Working Conditions in China

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21 June 2012

LOCOG Response to Allegations by The Sun and the Playfair 2012 Campaign Regarding Working Conditions in China

Author: London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)

Following allegations made in January and February 2012 concerning labour standards in the supply chain for production of London 2012 licensed merchandise, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd (LOCOG)...

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