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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Published: March 23, 2022

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova Date: March 23, 2022 Re: Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act I write to update you on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (the UFLPA), signed into law by President Biden in December, and its impact on the collegiate apparel market. As you know, this law was…

The quest to find a sustainable prayer rug

Published: December 23, 2021

Coalition Calls Passage of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act a Defeat for Corporations Complicit in Forced Labor and a Huge Victory for Uyghur Human Rights

Published: December 16, 2021

Washington, D.C. — On the passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, the Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region released the following statement: We applaud the House and Senate for passing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, despite opposition from many of the nation’s most powerful corporations. By sharply constraining corporate complicity in forced…

South China Headwear (Shenzhen) Co. Limited

Published: December 16, 2021

The WRC’s investigation found violations of law and university codes of conduct, including excessive overtime and the failure to provide workers even one guaranteed weekly rest day, failure to enroll workers in government social insurance programs, substandard dormitory conditions, and illegal wage deductions. While the factory has addressed the benefits enrollment and wage deduction issues,…

New WRC Factory Report: South China Headwear (China)

Published: December 16, 2021

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Rola Abimourched, Ben Hensler, and Scott Nova Date: December 16, 2021 Re: New WRC Factory Report: South China Headwear (China) Please find here a case summary concerning labor rights violations and remediation at South China Headwear, a factory making university logo caps in Shenzhen, China. These are the…