Wal-Mart supplier factories in China feature abusive conditions in violation of the retailer’s own “basic” standards, a labor report showed Wednesday.
Workers making shoes, Christmas lights, tools, curtains and paper boxes sold at Wal-Mart stores endure “illegal and degrading conditions,” New York-based China Labor Watch said, based on its probe.
The group’s investigation of five Wal-Mart supplier factories reveals that “not a single factory has implemented Wal-Mart’s basic standards, and a total of 10,000 workers included in the report suffer serious rights abuses,” the group said in a statement. continue reading