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4 Mar 2013

Kevin Crean, 47 Brand; Christine Kelley, Life is Good Company; Monica Gorman, New Balance; Sharla Settlemier, Nike; Melanie Steiner PVH Corp; Phil Marson, VF Corp

[PDF] Joint-letter to President Ollanta Humala

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On behalf of the undersigned companies…[w]e are reaching out to you as global brands that contract with factories in your country. As international companies, we have a stake in…the business climate of the countries in which we invest. An environment in which national laws and international standards are consistently enforced is critical to us…[W]e…look to governments…to ensure that business and workers can operate in a fair and safe environment…[W]e are…concerned that Decree Law 22342…acts to encourage and condone violations of labor rights and therefore poses an obstacle to the proper application of our codes of conduct…We believe this is an opportunity for your government to demonstrate its strong support for social inclusion and decent working conditions.