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Company Response

26 Jun 2023


ASDA response re FT investigation into exploitation of migrants in UK fishing industry via "transit visas"

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited all five companies to:

  1. Respond to the report’s findings and workers’ allegations of abusive working conditions;
  2. Disclose the steps it has taken to investigate and remedy workers for the abuse reported; and,
  3. Disclose any human rights due diligence it undertakes prior to entering into contracts with suppliers and when monitoring working conditions at suppliers.

Asda provided the following response:

Hi Isobel, thanks for your note. We are working with SEA Alliance on the topics discussed within the article. Please see a shared response from them on behalf of the membership.

The statement from SEA Alliance referred to by Asda is available in full here.