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Response by Adidas

Author: adidas, Published on: 6 August 2019

We can confirm that Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China does feature in adidas’ global supply chain...

...through the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) adidas is supplied cotton from that region...in six years of third-party verification visits in Xinjiang, there have been no reported cases of forced labour or child labour on BCI licensed farms...

...Adidas holds no direct relationship with the spinning mills that produce the yarn... 

...Huafu...indirectly, supplies yarn to many international apparel brands. On learning of these allegations, we asked our materials suppliers to immediately suspend any sourcing of yarn from Huafu Aksu, to allow us time to investigate...

...we asked for access to audit their spinning facilities in Aksu...Our investigations found no evidence of forced labour, or of government involvement in the hiring of their workforce...Despite these findings our suspension of Huafu Aksu continues pending receipt of a third-party assessment by an independent consultancy specializing in forced labour. We are hopeful that those investigations will verify our own preliminary audit results...

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