Fair Wear Foundation has joined other influential organisations in signing a letter urging the Cambodian government to take immediate action to promote labour rights.
The letter reinforces the organisations’ worries about recent developments in the country, which have weakened human rights protection and undermined progress towards improved worker rights.
Big international brands
The other signatories of the letter were Amfori, the Fair Labour Organization, the Ethical Trading Initiative, American Apparel and Footwear Association, and Social Accountability International. These organisations represent major international brands and retailers across Europe and the U.S., including more than 200 buyers who source Cambodian garments, footwear, and travel goods.
Some FWF members are sourcing from Cambodia, but FWF is not active in the country. CNV Internationaal, FWF’s partner in the Strategic Partnership for Garment Supply Chain Transformation, is. CNV has direct relations with local trade unions in Cambodia that have been faced with charges.
You can read a copy of the letter here.