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Company Response

9 May 2024


ASICS's response to allegations of union busting in their supply chain


Thank you for contacting us regarding the allegations raised by the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) about the arrest of CATU’s union member, Mr. Chea Chan, as a result of a complaint filed by Wing Star Shoes.

We acknowledge the gravity of Mr. Chan's situation and commit to upholding labor rights and fair labor practices within our supply chain. ASICS has been in communication with CATU and CENTER FOR ALLIANCE OF LABOR AND HUMAN RIGHTS (CENTRAL) throughout the case, and we have requested Wing Star Shoes Co., Ltd. to cease all forms of interference and retaliation against union activities and to respect the right of workers to organize.

..., we want to express our concern for Mr. Chea Chan's health and well-being. We have been in discussions with Wing Star Shoes Co., Ltd. and have requested ways to ensure his safety and well-being, and we are closely monitoring the situation to ensure his safety.

Regarding Mr. Chea Chan's future course of action, with our influence on Wing Star Shoes Co., Ltd., the company has agreed to place Mr. Chea Chan on temporary leave status. Wing Star will adhere to the requests of the labor department and handle the situation in accordance with the law. If Mr. Chan is found innocent, Wing Star Shoes Co., Ltd. will be committed to complying with the labor department's requests and providing compensation and reinstatement of his position...