“• Import controls: The US introduced the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in June 2022, which bans all companies from importing goods tainted with Uyghur forced labour into the United States of America. Additionally, alongside the publication of the due diligence proposal in the EU, the European Commission (EC) also published a communication on decent work worldwide announcing ‘the Commission is preparing a new legislative instrument to effectively ban products made by forced labour from entering the EU market’.”
As a brand signatory to the Coalition’s Call to Action to Exit the Uyghur Region, we have continued to work to meet our associated commitments. Over the last reporting period we have:
• Re-shared letters to our ASOS-brand suppliers and brand partners on our position and requirements to prevent the use of forced labour in supply chains.
• Exited one China garment factory and withheld the onboarding of 2 factories due to parent company links to the Xinjiang Aid Project.
• Shared a US Customs update for suppliers to reiterate our requirements regarding products linked to XUAR and the shipment to ASOS’s Atlanta fulfilment centre.
• Exited one China export company which was located in Xinjiang.
• Issued internal comms to our commercial teams on the issues in XUAR and the changes to US legislation (the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act).' - 13