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National Labor Committee report accuses Toyota of labour abuses in own operations & supply chain

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Company response
2 July 2008

Response by Toyota: National Labor Committee report accuses Toyota of labour abuses in own operations & supply chain.

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Article
1 July 2008

[DOC] Toyota response to National Labor Committee report

Author: Toyota

Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen to all of our stakeholders, including our employees, partners, suppliers and customers. The NLC report contains numerous inaccuracies and presents a false and misleading picture of our company. Contrary to the report’s allegations, Toyota respects its employees and honors the basic human rights of people involved in our business.

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Article
1 June 2008

The Toyota You Don’t Know: The Race to the Bottom in the Auto Industry

Author: National Labor Committee [USA]

Overworked to death... Sweatshops and human trafficking: Toyota’s parts supply chain is riddled with sweatshop abuse, including the human trafficking of tens of thousands of foreign guest workers—mostly from China and Vietnam—to Japan, where they are stripped of their passports... The UN/International Labor Organization points to Toyota’s suppression of freedom of association at its plant in the Philippines... [also refers to Toyota Tsusho, Tokai Craft, K.K.K. Sanua Staff, Denso, Suzuki, Myanmar Auto and Diesel Engine Industries (MADI)]

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