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:
- Respond to the report’s findings and workers’ allegations of abusive working conditions;
- Disclose the steps it has taken to investigate and remedy workers for the abuse reported; and,
- 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.