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26 May 2015

Bangladesh: Hugo Boss responds to allegations of exploitative labour conditions at supplier factories

In May 2015 the German fashion company Hugo Boss was confronted at its annual general meeting over allegations of exploitative labour conditions in its suppliers' textile factories in Bangladesh.  Dr. Gisela Burckhardt, author of a book on the textile industry and its supply chain, filed a counter motion in the name of FEMNET e.V. and the Clean Clothes Campaign with the support of the Ethical Shareholders' Association in Germany. Mrs Burckhardt's motion raised the alleged underpayment of workers, sexual discrimination and denial of freedom of association.

We invited Hugo Boss to respond to the allegations raised which it did.  The response can be accessed below.

More information is available in German here.