9 July 2013, Hong Kong Guangdong province in China is home of approximately half of the world’s denim production supplying garment for popular high street brands like Lee, Levi’s, H&M, Hollister, Wrangler, American Eagle, etc. The recent fashion trend of distressed jeans has however resulted in the [...]
11th September, 2014 [STATEMENT] Clarification on report: “The Human Cost of High-end Jeans” Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) has been informed by Super Glory Corporation Ltd (hereafter Super Glory) on 10th September that SACOM has mistakenly written that Super Glory is the owner of one of the investigated factories in Dongguang City [...]
[Statement] Demand American Eagle, Hollister, Levi’s, GAP, Wal-mart, H&M to improve working conditions and stop sandblasting now!
5 September 2014, Hong Kong Last year, a joint report entitled Breathless for Blue Jeans: Health Hazards in China’s denim factories by SACOM, ITUC/GUF Hong Kong Liaison Office (IHLO), War on Want and Clean Clothes Campaign found workers lack the occupational health and safety protection and their working condition remain exploitative and the deadly sandblasting [...]
Hong Kong, 16 August 2014 On 13 August 2014, Apple announced the ban on benzene and n-hexane in the final assembly facilities of its iPhone and iPad products, a response to SACOM and other labour concern groups’ long-term campaign for a better working condition in Apple supply chain. Regrettably, it is a too-late commitment and [...]
Michelle Chen on August 6, 2014 – 11:55 AM ET Residents gather as they attend a candlelight vigil for victims of a factory explosion, in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, August 2, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer) After the swirl of poison dust settled, the factory grounds resembled a battlefield, strewn with charred bodies and rubble. The explosion, which left about [...]
[Open letter to CITIC Dicastal, General Motors, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Mazda, Ford & Honda] Pays up compensation and lifelong medical treatment to the victims of explosion in Kunshan Zhongrong, Jiangsu Province, China now!
5 August 2014, Hong Kong SACOM strongly condemns the explosion in Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co Ltd. (hereinafter Zhongrong) on 2 August 2014. As at 4 August 2014, the incident caused at least 75 dead and injured more than 180 workers. Many injured victims have burn over 75% to 95% of the total body surface and [...]