Dear H&M, Gap, Walmart, Zara, and Levi Strauss:
We’re very concerned to hear that garment workers who produce your clothes in Cambodia are still not paid a living wage.
As important buyers in Cambodia, H&M, Gap, Walmart, Zara, and Levi Strauss have a crucial role to play in ensuring decent wages and working conditions. Therefore, we are writing to you to urge your company to immediately negotiate a legally-binding agreement with Cambodian unions in which you agree to:
- Mandate an increased base wage of $177 per month in your supplier factories;
- Increase your prices to reflect the minimum wage increase;
- Make a long-term commitment to sourcing from supplier factories in Cambodia that agree to these conditions and respect labor rights; and
- Make a commitment to renegotiate the terms of this agreement with Cambodian unions on a regular basis for the long term.
We hope to hear a positive announcement from your company soon.