ICJ delegation visits adidas’ Indonesia supply factories to assess Grievance Mechanisms

From 28 November to 3 December 2018, a delegation of the ICJ carried out a learning and assessment visit to two factories in Indonesia that are part of the supplier network of the global brand adidas.

The ICJ delegation noted at the conclusion of the visit to two of the global brand’s supply chain factories a number of elements of good practice, highlighted in the full statement available below.

The mission did not aim to identify human rights impacts or to assess individual cases, their procedures and outcomes. While the ICJ assessment of the information gathered during the visit continues, the ICJ has already recommended improvements in transparency and public communication about the performance of adidas’ factory suppliers.

The ICJ also invited the companies to a broad reflection on the need to have a factory level grievance mechanism, instead of the existing compartmentalized system. Finally, adidas and partners need to also step up action in relation to the establishment of an effective community grievance mechanism.

The full statement can be downloaded in PDF format here: Statement-adidas-Indonesia-BusinessHumanRights-2018

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