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Update: Adidas’s Refusal to Correct University Code Violations at Trax Apparel (Cambodia)

Published: January 30, 2023

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Ben Hensler and Scott Nova Date: January 30, 2023 Re: Update: Adidas’s Refusal to Correct University Code Violations at Trax Apparel (Cambodia) In light of adidas’s ongoing refusal to require Trax Apparel, an adidas collegiate apparel supplier in Cambodia, to rehire worker leaders that the factory fired in…

B.D. Cambodia

Published: December 16, 2022

The WRC worked with licensees to resolve a case in which B.D.Cambodia illegally terminated a workplace leader, made a legally binding commitment to reinstate him as part of a mediation process facilitated by the Cambodian government, and then refused to follow through on its commitment. When the worker attempted to return to work at the…

Code Compliance Successes in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India, and Cambodia

Published: December 16, 2022

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Jessica Champagne and Scott Nova Date: December 16, 2022 Re: Code Compliance Successes in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India, and Cambodia As we near the end of 2022, we write to provide brief updates on four cases that were resolved this year. In each case, the WRC documented violations of…

Who Made Your World Cup Jersey?

Published: December 1, 2022

Trax Apparel

Published: October 20, 2022

The WRC identified multiple violations of Cambodian law and university labor standards at Trax Apparel, a collegiate supplier to adidas, including the illegal firing of eight workers in retaliation for forming a union to seek to better working conditions. After extensive engagement with adidas, management reinstated four of the eight leaders, however, with only partial…

Unlawful Terminations at Trax Apparel (Cambodia) and Inadequate Response from adidas

Published: October 20, 2022

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Bent Gehrt, Rola Abimourched, and Ben Hensler Date: October 20, 2022 Re: Unlawful Terminations at Trax Apparel (Cambodia) and Inadequate Response from adidas Please find here the WRC’s report on our investigation at Trax Apparel, a Cambodian producer of collegiate goods for Triform Custom Apparel, a licensee of adidas….

WRC Case Brief: Din Han Enterprise (Cambodia)

Published: August 24, 2022

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Rola Abimourched, Bent Gehrt, and Scott Nova Date: August 24, 2022 Re: WRC Case Brief: Din Han Enterprise (Cambodia) Please find here a case brief summarizing the results of a WRC investigation at Din Han Enterprise in Cambodia, a supplier to Triform Custom Apparel (adidas). Successful remediation at this…

Din Han Enterprise

Published: August 24, 2022

The WRC identified violations of law and university labor codes at Din Han in the context of a temporary factory closure, driven initially by a Covid-19 outbreak among workers and then by a government-ordered shutdown. Din Han failed to pay legally mandated wages to workers for two months, a violation that was particularly painful for…