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13 Oct 2017

Indonesia: Adidas & Mizuno failed to address labour rights abuses in supplier factory, says Clean Clothes Campaign

On 29th September, Clean Clothes Campaign issued a statement calling on sports' brands adidas and Mizuno to pay severance to former workers of the Panarub Dwikarya Benoa (PDK) factory in Indonesia who went on strike in 2012 to protest poor working conditions and low wages. A 2016 ILO report affirmed that the situation at the factory constituted a violation of international human rights principles.

According to Clean Clothes Campaign, adidas and Mizuno by virture of their long-standing relationship as leading buyers of the PDK factory had a responsibilty under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to prevent, address, and mitigate the labour situation at the PDK factory both before and after the strike in July 2012. We invited adidas and Mizuno to respond, their statements are included below.