The media reports and allegations about China’s Xinjiang province are as concerning to us as to governments and civil society organizations around the world.
C&A does not buy any apparel from manufactures based in Xinjiang province and we have not contracted any fabric or yarn mill located in this region either.
We are working together with a number of major brands to better understand the current situation in the Xinjiang Region and to define the actions that need to be taken to ensure an effective due-diligence process in particular with regards to Chinese cotton production.
We do not tolerate any kind of forced, bonded or prison labor, or any kind of unauthorized subcontracting in our supply chain. This is clearly laid out and communicated through our Supplier Code of Conduct and checked using regular audits by our Sustainable Supply Chain team. All of our suppliers are required to sign and comply with our Code of Conduct as part of our contractual relationship and purchasing agreements.