|Aldi response to Clean Clothes Campaign report “Cashing in”
17 Mar 2009
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Aldi to respond to this report:
- Press release: “Giant retailers cashing in on poverty wages” [PDF], Clean Clothes Campaign, 10 Feb 2009
- Full report: “Cashing in – Giant retailers, purchasing practices, and working conditions in the garment industry”, [PDF] Clean Clothes Campaign, February 2009
An Aldi spokesperson sent the following statement:
As members of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), Aldi is committed to the BSCI Code of Conduct, which is based on the ILO (International Labour Organisation) Conventions, the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.
Aldi makes the BSCI Code of Conduct part of all contractual relationships with its suppliers and those suppliers are subject to audits. We will investigate the present allegations and if any issues are found, we will work with our suppliers to help resolve them and we will require prompt, corrective action.