WRC Factory Investigation

JNB Global / Sams and Rudia

Factory: JNB Global / Sams and Rudia

Key Buyers: Target

Last Updated: 2022

Case Summary

The WRC documented violations of worker rights at the Guatemalan garment factory JNB Global, also known as Sams and Rudia.

Violations at this factory occurred when it required workers to sign new employment contracts that illegally falsified their dates of hire. Further violations occurred when JNB Global fired workers who refused to sign. JNB Global refused to fully remedy the violations and its buyer, Target, did not take appropriate action to compel its supplier to comply with requirements of Guatemalan law and its own Vendor Code of Conduct.

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