Uniqlo is publicly moving forward with its apparel sustainability commitments.
On Feb. 28, Fast Retailing, the parent company of the Japan-based retailer, released its list of 146 core factory suppliers as part of its ongoing supply chain transparency commitment. Fast Retailing also shared its 2017 Sustainability Report, which addresses potential labor abuse and non-environmental practices in its worldwide factories.
Last October, non-profit War on Want and Hong Kong-based Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) released a report that called out Uniqlo for unethical labor treatment in its supply chain. SACOM’s investigations allegedly found multiple labor rights abuses at Uniqlo’s factories, including dangerous working conditions and forced overtime.
Read more at Sourcing Journal.