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Company Response

9 Oct 2023

Lidl's response to allegations of abuses in Myanmar garment factories - Nov 2023 update


Initially, we identified the factories that are part of our supply chain, i.e. Hakers Enterprise Myanmar, Dong Long (Pathein) Garment Company Limited, Myanmar Taieasy Textile(MTT) Company Limited and AMG Factory Limited. In the next step, we will reach out to our direct suppliers and request a statement on this matter. Should the allegations be substantiated, we will investigate them further and initiate appropriate remediation measures.

Please understand that, due to the ongoing proceedings, we cannot provide any information on the specific investigative measures contemplated here...

We would like to note that we do not have a business relationship to Sung Bo and Shinsung Garment. Furthermore, we have already terminated the business relationship to Myanmar Guotai Huasheng Glory Fashion Co.,Ltd and Myanmar Knitting Factory in 2022 and 2021.


[The full response is attached]

Part of the following timelines

Myanmar: Garment workers demand wage increase to 5,600 kyats; incl. co. responses

Myanmar: Garment workers report denial of sick leave, verbal abuse & wage cuts at factory; incl. co. responses

Myanmar: Garment workers report union busting tactics at garment factory; incl. co. responses

Myanmar: Garment workers at Hakers Enterprise Myanmar factory face series of violations incl. excessive production targets; incl. co. responses

Myanmar: Garment workers at Myanmar Guotai Huasheng Glory factory report multiple labour rights abuses; incl. co. responses

Myanmar: Garment workers report discrimination against LGBTQ+ community at Myanmar Knitting factory; incl. co. responses

Myanmar: Garment workers allegedly face harassment, discrimination & abuse by supervisors; Incl. co. responses

Myanmar: Workers at Shinsung Garment report several rights abuses incl. verbal abuse, low overtime pay & denial of leave; Incl. co. responses

Myanmar: Seventeen workers at Sung Bo Garment factory reportedly denied wage increase; Incl. co. response