H&M Stops Business with Some Chinese Manufacturers September 17 at 6:14 AM
Swedish apparel giant H&M has revealed it will stop working with some Chinese manufacturers after it was pointed out that it was benefiting from the forced labor of Chinese minority and Uighurs.
The problem, in a report published in March by an Australian research institute, pointed out that at least 82 of the world’s leading companies in the fields of clothing, automotive and technology benefited directly or indirectly from the forced labor of Uighurs, including the name H&M.
Against this end, H&M issued a statement announcing that it would suspend its business with a Chinese manufacturer that said forced labor was taking place, saying there was an indirect business with a Chinese manufacturer that owned the factory where forced labor was being carried out.
In addition, it decided to stop sourcing cotton from China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Since there are more than 1700 production bases related to H&M in the world, we emphasize that we will respond immediately if we find a company involved in forced labor.
On the issue of forced labor, the Chinese government has strongly opposed the U.S.-China response, while the Trump administration in the United States announced on Tuesday that it would stop imports of some of the products produced in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on suspicion of being produced by forced labor.