Primark's response re. wages in supply chain
... 3 April - we established a wages fund to make sure workers were paid as soon as possible for Primark product in production. Over £23m was paid out, which in effect became an advance on the wage component of the £370m of orders that were finished and/or in production. 20 April - we committed to taking an additional £370m of orders finished and/or in production...
- New Best Global Textile Co Ltd – This factory is no longer an approved Primark supplier and the last order was handed over in September 2019.
- KAC Fashionwear Limited – This factory was suspended in November 2019 and no further orders have been placed with this supplier
- Shinsung Tongsang International Co Ltd – This factory closed in May 2020 due to the pandemic, all workers were subsequently paid severance pay in line with the local regulations and we worked with SMART Myanmar, a recognised EU funded NGO, to verify the relevant documentation.
[The full response is attached]