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[PDF] Statement on Sri Lanka for the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Author: Gap Inc, Published on: 11 January 2010
It is important that we pay particularly close attention in Sri Lanka to the possibility of discrimination based on ethnic, religious, gender and caste or social status, and the conflict has made these issues even more important. In fact, we believe that ensuring fair and equitable working conditions is one of the most important contributions we can make to help improve the overall environment in the country. We contract with factories that employ workers of all backgrounds, and we work closely with them to guard against any type of discrimination. In Sri Lanka, we have two full-time local employees dedicated to ensuring that our workplace standards are being upheld. One is Tamil and the other Sinhalese...