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Company Response

Walmart response

...Thank you for your inquiry and a chance to respond to allegations that Walmart sells goods made with Turkmen cotton produced with forced labor. When we were contacted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, we let them know we take allegations of forced labor seriously, and we would look into their inquiry, which we did. Walmart does not sell these items directly. Rather, there were some items sold by third party sellers on our online marketplace, and we removed these seller’s products that were made with Turkmen cotton from the site. Walmart is recognized as a leader in programs and policies that support the dignity of workers in our supply chain, and a key tenet of that commitment is working in a focused and collaborative way to help reduce forced labor in the global supply chain. Through Responsible Sourcing tools like our Standards for Suppliers, third-party audits, training programs and supplier engagement, we work to create a more responsible supply chain at Walmart...

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