In a report last year, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute said that more than 80 global companies “That Uyghur workers outside of Xinjiang benefit directly or indirectly from its use through abusive labor transfer programs” Has detected.
Japanese news agency Kyodo News asked the 14 Japanese companies the think tank mentioned how they planned to respond to this report.
Refusing to comment, Panasonic Corp. Apart from that, all companies either directly refused to do business with companies suspected of benefiting from forced labor or said they could not verify claims against their suppliers.
Having a license agreement with a firm suspected of forced labor Toshiba Corp. said that he could not confirm the allegations, but decided to terminate his business with them by the end of the year.
Among 12 companies Sony Corpis an electronics company with a global business network Hitachi Ltd., Fast Retailing Co, the operator of Uniqlo casual wear brand Uniqlo.
According to the report, Muji-branded store chain operator Ryohin Keikaku Co. was one of three Japanese companies that were found to have signed agreements with Chinese companies embargoed by the US or their parent companies.
The retailer was selling a variety of products with “Xinjiang cotton” as part of the product name on its official website, but this post was removed following a Kyodo News investigation.
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