Question: Does the company mention engaging directly in dialogue with suppliers’ workers at one or more levels of the supply chain (raw materials, textiles, manufacturing) as part of their due diligence?
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updated 3 months ago by Manali Rana

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“In June 2021, we conducted a visit to a Scottish berry supplier partner to review their recruitment process and interview workers on the UK temporary visa scheme. From the interviews it was clear how complex the challenges surrounding the VISA were for the workers involved, including the cost of the VISA itself and the potential impact of the weather on working hours.

In December 2021, we conducted a tailored visit to our UK poultry suppliers to review processes and interview workers on the UK temporary visa scheme. We interviewed workers from Ukraine, Belarus, Bulgaria and Romania to understand their recruitment journey, their accommodation in the UK and their workplace.”

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“In response, we have carried out due diligence audits and worker interviews in all of our supplier partner factories in China which have not, to date, identified evidence of any forced Uyghur workers in our factories.”

Manali Rana.....2023-01-09 09:45:43 UTC