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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

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Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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North Face/VF Corp's response

Author: North Face/ VF Corp, Published on: 24 March 2020

Neither VF nor any of its brands have a relationship with Nanjing Synergy Textiles Co. Ltd. The report published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute incorrectly states that The North Face brand has a relationship with Nanjing Synergy Textiles Co. Ltd.

We are deeply disturbed by any report of human rights violations. VF is committed to upholding internationally recognized human rights throughout our global supply chain, including prohibiting any forced labor or modern slavery.

We continuously work to improve supply chain transparency. Over the past several years, we enhanced our cotton traceability efforts to better identify third party suppliers that may be complicit in human rights abuses. We have ended, and will continue to end, all business relationships with any company that refuses to remediate human rights violations when they occur. 

We believe that VF, in partnership with others in our industry, plays an important role in protecting human rights and eradicating forced labor of all kinds from global apparel supply chains. Comprehensive and sustainable solutions require engagement and cooperation across our industry, along with civil society and governments who are willing to engage. VF is and will remain committed to working on solutions. 

Please read our full Anti-Forced Labor & Responsible Recruitment to learn more about our policies, standards, efforts and compliance underpinning our commitment.

This is a response from the following companies: North Face (part of VF Corp) VF Corp