An employee of the BCI Shanghai office responded that the BCI China team did not find forced labor in Xinjiang and the brand behavior has nothing to do with it. The latest statement will be issued today.
Reporter Yang Shuhongji
Recently, H&M, Nike and other brands’ announcements on the suspension of Xinjiang cotton have attracted attention. BCI (Swiss Better Cotton Development Association) is said to be the fuse of the storm. On March 25, 2021, Jiemian News visited the BCI Shanghai office. An employee responded that the BCI China team did not find forced labor in Xinjiang and the brand behavior has nothing to do with it. The latest statement will be issued today.
H&M’s above-mentioned public outrage announcement was published in October 2020. The announcement stated: “As it becomes more and more difficult to conduct credible due diligence in this area, BCI has decided to suspend the issuance of BCI cotton licenses in Xinjiang. This means The cotton needed for our products will no longer be obtained from there.”
On March 1, 2021, the BCI WeChat official account issued an “Important Statement on Xinjiang Issues” stating: “The BCI China project team strictly complies with the BCI audit principles and has implemented the Xinjiang project site for the first time since 2012. The second-party credibility review and third-party verification have never found a case of forced labor.”