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25 January 2016

China: Questions and Requests on the Improvement of Working Conditions at Fast Retailing’s Contractor and Subcontractor Factories

Author: Human Rights Now

... Our organization has asked for a constructive and continuous dialogue after the second meeting in order to point out areas in which the progress of improvements, as indicated by the announcements on your website, seem insufficient, and to...

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26 November 2015

Japan: Fast Retailing and UNHCR Announce New Agreement - Launching new initiatives to support refugees worldwide as part of global partnership

Under the new agreement, Fast Retailing commits to support the UN Refugee Agency with US $10 million over the next three years, starting from 2016. The funds will help UNHCR respond to emergencies and other acute humanitarian crises, and help refugees...

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26 November 2015

Japan: Uniqlo to provide aid, employment for refugees

In a joint press conference with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Fast Retailing, the parent company of the apparel brand Uniqlo, announced it would be providing USD 10 million in aid to refugee assistance programmes worldwide. The company also...

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10 November 2015

Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) ranks 100 brands on environmental supply chain performance in China

On October 22, 2015, the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) released its ranking of 100 brands on their environmental supply chain performance in China. 

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1 June 2015

Cambodia: Labour exploitation in the garment industry

Human Rights Now has published a report alleging serious labour rights violations in several Cambodian garment factories, including low average salaries, forced and unlawful overtime work, long work durations that sometimes amount to mandatory 24 hour...

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1 June 2015

Cambodia: Statement on Working Conditions in Cambodia Garment Factories

Author: Fast Retailing

... Fast Retailing confirms that its Group brand UNIQLO maintains a contractual relationship with Zhong Yin (Cambodia) B Textile Co., Ltd., one of the factories included in the report. Although also mentioned in the report, Fast Retailing Group brand...

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3 March 2015

China: Fast Retailing vows to stop abuses at garment factories

Author: Elaine Kurtenbach, AP

Japanese fashion empire Fast Retailing Co. says it will expand monitoring of its suppliers following complaints over labor violations and other problems. Yukihiro Nitta, who is in charge of corporate social responsibility at the fashion giant, said...

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3 March 2015

China: Fast Retailing Strengthens its Commitment to Improve Working Conditions at Production Partners

Author: Fast Retailing

Fast Retailing improvement measures: ... Conduct pilot program with UNIQLO's textile suppliers who provide 30% of all textiles used in UNIQLO products, by end March 2015. Complete workplace monitoring with all of UNIQLO's textile suppliers by end...

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19 January 2015

China: Uniqlo announces steps in wake of report on working conditions in suppliers

In January 2015, Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehaviour, a Chinese NGO, published a report alleging poor working conditions in two Chinese suppliers of the Japanese apparel company Uniqlo. In response to this report, Fast Retailing,...

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19 January 2015

China: Fast Retailing Takes Action to Improve Working Conditions at its Production Partners in China

Author: Fast Retailing

... "Respecting human rights and ensuring appropriate working conditions for the workers of our production partners are top priorities for Fast Retailing, and in this we are completely aligned with SACOM," said Yukihiro Nitta, Fast Retailing Group...

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