Students and Scholars
Against
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

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” (http://ftnlo.cn/).

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] No Wonderland for Workers: Investigative Report on Labour Conditions at Disney’s Supplier Factories in China

Since our founding in 2005, Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) has been concerned about the labour conditions of Disney’s supplier factories in China. Our earlier investigation revealed frequent work injuries in these factories, and a number of employees’ fingers had been cut off due to ageing equipment. Disney responded by introducing some changes to factories and making their list of factories public. Yet a “fairy-tale ending” has yet to be realized: 10 years later, our new investigative report finds that the employees still hardly make ends meet, with considerable risk of getting injured.

[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 [...]

[Statement] Clean Clothes from UNIQLO now! UNIQLO should improve the working conditions of the suppliers in China immediately!

[Statement] Clean Clothes from UNIQLO now! UNIQLO should improve the working conditions of the suppliers in China immediately! 

Today, we are at the UNIQLO store in Festival Walk to launch our latest investigative report on the working conditions of UNIQLO’s suppliers in China, and to protest against UNIQLO for its failure to closely monitor the suppliers closely, thus harming the labour rights of Chinese garment workers. From July to November in 2014, with the support of Tokyo-based international organization Human Rights Now (HRN) and local labour organization Labour Action China (LAC), SACOM investigated two suppliers of UNIQLO in China, namely Pacific Textiles Ltd (1382.HK) (hereafter Pacific) and Dongguan Luen Thai Garment Co. [...]

[Statement] iSlave 6 : Harsher than Harsher! Still Made in Sweatshops!

[Statement] iSlave 6 : Harsher than Harsher! Still Made in Sweatshops!

19th September, 2014, Hong Kong

Today (19th September) is the official launch day of the pre-reserved iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus which are remarkably configured with bigger size of touch screen. Although some customers may be impressed by the new product, SACOM discloses the unacceptable slavery working condition in Pegatron Corporation, which is one of the key Apple’s suppliers producing about 50% of iPhone 6.

According to our newly investigative report entitled “The Lives of Apple’s iSlave in its Pegatron Sweatshops in China”, the dark side of Apple’s success and its failure to closely monitor suppliers’ corporate behavior have been [...]