Abercrombie & Fitch's response
Per A&F Co.’s published Vendor Code of Conduct, we do not tolerate use of forced labor and the safety, security and welfare of the people with whom we work is a priority. Our sourcing and sustainability teams closely monitor our network of suppliers to ensure we only work with organizations aligned with our principles and values.
A&F shared with APSI that as part of our regular review of our global supply chain, we decided to stop sourcing from the spinner (detailed on page 32) from 2020 onwards for any of our company’s brands.
However, we were not asked prior to publication about the two other factories listed in the report as our suppliers. We followed up with ASPI after publication to confirm that we do not believe we source from either of the factories listed as supplying us. They made an update to its report on March 3, 2020 (page 38 and 39).