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2 Oct 2018

New research findings accuse H&M of failing to ensure living wages for its supply chain workers; incl. co response

New research findings published by Clean Clothes Campaign on 24 September 2018 allege that many workers making H&M's clothes live below the poverty wage, forcing many employees to work overtime - despite H&M's commitment to ensuring workers in its supply chain are paid a living wage. The new research, based on interviews with 62 people in six H&M supplier factories in Bulgaria, Turkey, India and Cambodia, forms part of the campaign "Turn Around H&M" launched by CCC and International Labour Rights Forum on Labour Day 2018. 

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited H&M to respond to the launch of campaign in May 2018. More information including their response is available here.

We also approached H&M inviting them to provide additional comments on the new research findings released in September. They sent us a statement on 1 October. The report, along with H&M's comments are available below.

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