Students and Scholars
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

Blood and Sweat Behind the Screen of iPhones – Another Investigative Report on Apple’s Largest Display Screen Supplier

Since 2009, Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) has been concerning with the labour condition of Apple’s supply chain in China. A series of investigations and campaigns were held in the years to urge Apple and its manufacturers to stop abusing workers in China. In 2013, SACOM published its first investigative report of Biel Crystal, Apple’s largest display screen manufacturer, disclosing the inhumane working conditions in factory. In 2015, SACOM organized a second round of investigation on the same factory targeting to re-examine the working conditions. Researchers applied as general workers of Biel’s Huizhou factory and conducted undercover investigation inside the plant to collect evident and materials.

Reality Behind Brands’ CSR Hypocrisy: An Investigative Report on China Suppliers of ZARA, H&M, and GAP

SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior) has been concerned about working conditions in suppliers in China manufacturing for fashion brands since it was founded. On July 19th, SACOM launched its investigative report targeted Zara, H&M and Gap, which are undoubtedly the top three of the most valuable brands in the global fashion industry today together with a html 5 online game, “Fast Fashion Sweatshop Escape” (

In the spring of 2015 and 2016, SACOM conducted undercover investigations inside four of Zara, H&M, and GAP’s supplier factories in China. Despite three brands’ CSR policies appear to be comprehensive and enable them to proclaim ethical, SACOM’s investigation reveals remarkable disparity [...]

[Report] [Revised Edition 2016] Unveiling The Labour Rights Violations — The Second Investigative Report on UNIQLO’s Suppliers in China

The UNIQLO campaign aims at unveiling the poor labour conditions in China under the global fast fashion supply chain. It aspires to raise public awareness on the labour issues behind UNIQLO’s trendy clothes and urges the company to correct the labour rights violations, which SACOM has found in the latest investigation on its supplier factories.

In January 2015, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM), Labour Action China (LAC), and a Tokyo-based international organization, Human Rights Now (HRN), jointly launched the first investigation into labour conditions at two of UNIQLO’s key suppliers in China: Pacific Textile Ltd (Pan Yu) and Dongguan Luen Thai Garment Co., Ltd. After the launch of SACOM’s first investigative [...]

UNIQLO and Labour Rights: In response to the Fast Retailing CSR Action – Six months after our fact-finding report on harsh working conditions within UNIQLO’s Chinese suppliers

August 21st, 2015
Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour
Human Rights Now
abour Action China

In January 2015, Students & Scholars Against Misbehaviour (SACOM), in association with Human Rights Now (HRN), a Tokyo-based human rights organization, and Labour Action China (LAC), a Hong Kong-based labour organisation addressing labour rights in China, released an investigative report on the working conditions of some Chinese suppliers for UNIQLO. The report as well as press conferences held in Tokyo exposed harsh working condition as well as a series of labour rights violations in the investigated UNIQLO suppliers in China.

OPEN LETTER TO UNIQLO: Respect labour rights Cut & Run cannot help the workers!


26th June, 2015

Respect labour rights

Cut & Run cannot help the workers!

Regarding the public statement released on 17th June by Fast Retailing[1], it claims that the company is looking into the reported strike in its supplier Artigas Clothing & Leatherware Factory (hereafter Artigas) and urges Lever Style, which manages Artigas, to have thorough discussion with the workers for a peaceful resolution. If the situation is not promptly solved, Fast retailing will re-assess the relationship with Lever Style such as [...]