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Company Response

4 Mar 2019

Seagate Technology

Seagate Technology's response

We have been working with the Calcomp, the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), and the other Brands that source from the Calcomp facility in addressing the concerns raised in the Electronics Watch report. Seagate remain committed to implementing standards which eliminate conditions contributing to forced labor. Our work with the manufacturing facility related to this report has shown significant progress in reducing these conditions including the return of personal identity documents, improved working conditions, the presence of employment contracts and direct employment for foreign workers. There has also been progress in identifying and repaying costs and fees charged to workers during their recruitment and repatriation. These efforts are complex and require input and collaboration across multiple industries and stakeholders to move towards recruitment models in which workers are no longer charged fees. In an effort to be thorough in our remediation activities at these sites, we are continuing our investigation, including the application of new investigation techniques through the RBA assurance programs, to ensure the RBA standards are applied and workers are protected and treated with dignity throughout their recruitment and employment journey. This investigation is on-going and we will continue to engage with Calcomp towards a positive outcome.

I would also like to highlight that Seagate only sources from one of the two facilities listed in the report.