Wal-Mart stores to stop purchasing cotton from Uzbekistan

Wal-Mart department store on the global supply base for that to stop purchasing cotton from Uzbekistan and cotton materials, as in Uzbekistan picking cotton when forced child labor.

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retail company’s operation took place in the trade and industry associations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and social responsibility investment group to take a common position, the Government of Uzbekistan to condemn the practice after a few months.

Social standards, vice president of the Association of Rajan Kamalanathan, said: “We have formed an unprecedented alliance, the United States on behalf of the procurement of cotton and cotton-type of wholesale and 90% of the company to promote an end to such appalling practice of forced child labor. In the Wal-Mart The supply chain, did not appear to run forced labor.

Trade and Industry of the four organizations, namely the U.S. apparel and footwear associations, leaders of the retail industry association, the National Retail Federation and the United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Clothing in August 18, 2008 to the Uzbekistan ambassador to the United States submitted a joint statement, Cotton called for the process of picking an immediate end to the use of child labor.

As a feedback, the Government of Uzbekistan in September 12, 2008 issued a national plan of action on the cancellation through the use of detailed steps.

Once these steps are effectively implemented, Wal-Mart’s suppliers to modify the instructions, Wal-Mart said.