Adidas rejects working conditions allegations

Sportswear manufacturer Adidas has rejected claims of labour rights violations in several of its supplier’s apparel and footwear factories in Indonesia.

A report published on 6 November in Südwind raised serious allegations against several Adidas Group’s suppliers, including apparel supplier Kaho Indah Citra Garment.

In a statement, Adidas said: “We take such allegations very seriously and we completely reject what has been stated in the Südwind report. As a matter of fact, the majority of the claims are either inaccurate or lack substance, which makes them superficial and vague.

“At the Adidas Group we regularly monitor our suppliers, and the results of recent factory visits, audits and worker interviews do not support the allegations which have been made by Südwind. Moreover, the report gives a completely misleading picture about the current working conditions in our supplier factories in Indonesia.”

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