Brands urged to stop sourcing from China's Xinjiang over forced labour fears

August 7, 2020 EcoVadis ‏‏‎


Major retailers must stop sourcing from China's Xinjiang region due to the "grave risk of forced labour", a coalition of civil society groups said on Thursday, amid mounting global pressure on Beijing over its treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority. More than 180 organisations urged brands from Adidas to Amazon to end sourcing of cotton and clothing from the region and cut ties with any suppliers in China that benefit from the forced labour of the ethnic Uighurs and other Muslim groups.


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