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Company Response

3 Nov 2022

Marks & Spencer's response to allegations of abuses in Myanmar garment factories - October Update


The findings from the Myanmar Enhanced Due Diligence Sectoral Assessment published in September 2022, a report commissioned by the ETI, validated our position, that it is impossible for our Global Sourcing Principles to be upheld in Myanmar.

We...are now working towards a responsible exit from Myanmar, in line with our Responsible Exit Policy, publishing our statement to this effect on our website at the beginning of October 2022 https://corporate.marksandspencer.com/media/press-releases/ms-statementmyanmar-enhanced-due-diligence-sectoral-assessment .

Over the next few months, we will continue to work closely with relevant stakeholders, to ensure that our suppliers adhere to national laws, that human rights are upheld and any allegations raised, such as these are investigated. Results of the investigation will be updated when complete.

[The full response is attached]

Part of the following timelines

Myanmar: New frameworks devised on how brands & retailers should responsibly exit after research finds ‘normal’ due diligence ‘impossible’ following military takeover

Myanmar: Garment worker allegedly forced to resign or face blacklisting; incl. co. responses

Myanmar: Garment workers report the dismissal of trade union members & excessive production targets at Myanmar Knitting factory; incl. co. responses