The report estimates that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were forced to work in factories out of Xinjiang across China between 2017 and 2019. According to the researchers, at least 83 Chinese and international companies are beneficiaries of this program, including corporations such as Adidas, Apple, Asus, Calvin Klein, Hitachi, Lacoste, Microsoft, Mitsubishi and Panasonic. Large German companies are also on the list, including BMW, Bosch, Siemens and Volkswagen.
For brands it crucial to know whether their supply chain is linked to faculties with human rights issues. Read our blog article “five steps towards supply chain transparency” or read our white papers to find out how you can disclose your supply chain.