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Statement by adidas Group in response to human rights concerns re London Olympics

...we recognize the importance of promoting and protecting human rights globally. We also believe that the private sector can play a constructive role...We recognize, however, our own limitations...We therefore focus...on...our own sphere of influence...We would like to direct you to our global Human Rights Charta, the adidas Group position on Human Rights and responsible business practices and the adidas Group Policy on Human Rights and Human Trafficking...Systematic analysis about human rights issues is conducted in the process of the development and regular update of our country risk profiles that form the basis for supplier monitoring program and help us to focus on systemic issues in a certain country...We regularly report about progress against our annual targets through annual sustainability report that also covers...findings from our supplier monitoring...

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