WRC Factory Investigation

Grupo M/Codevi

Factory: Grupo M/Codevi

Key Buyers: Ashworth and Jones, Hanesbrands, Levi Strauss, Mitchell Sportswear, Sara Lee Outlet, VF

Last Updated: 2006

Case Summary

After two years of efforts to remediate major worker rights violations, the Grupo M/Codevi zone has undergone a remarkable transformation. As detailed below, these improvements include cessation of violations of workers’ associational rights, recognition of an independent trade union, and negotiation of a collective bargaining accord – a level of compliance with codes of conduct and international standards on freedom of association that is rarely seen in Haiti.

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