Response by KiK
In the context of the research published on 24th of April 2020 by the Clean Clothes Campaign and Brot für die Welt "Expolitation Made in Europe" on the production of German clothing companies in Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and the Ukraine, the company KiK was also named in a blanket statement without reference to a specific factory.
KiK currently only has hoisery produced in Serbia by the company 8. Mart DOO. After consulting with the owner, the Clean Clothes Campaign or Brot für die Welt did not visit this factory in 2019 or 2020. The company has a BSCI Grade A evaluation dated 12th December 2018. A control audit carried out at short notice on behalf of KiK on May 12, 2020 at the aforementioned company confirmed this assessment 100 percent. According to this, 8. Mart DOO fulfils all the criteria listed in our Code of Conduct.
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