Fast Retailing's response
Respecting human rights and ensuring fair working conditions are a top priority for Fast Retailing. In the Fast Retailing Group Code of Conduct for Production Partners, we place great emphasis on working conditions, and respect for worker rights throughout our supply chain, including freedom of association.
Immediately after being informed by our partner factory of the dismissals at the Metro Knitting factory in Bangladesh, Fast Retailing deployed an audit team to evaluate the situation and to communicate with key stakeholders. We learned that factory management and employees reached a legal severance agreement and that the dispute has now been solved. We also confirmed that all necessary actions were taken by the factory management to withdraw the police case filed against the workers.