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Apparel brand GAP stops outsourcing work to India

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Jul '09
The US based international apparel and accessories retail brand; GAP has stopped out sourcing work to Indian garment manufacturers, by saying that the sector used child labour in its factories.

This was revealed by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Harish Rawat. He further added that the government had convened a meeting of exporters associations to ensure that child labour is not used in factories.

He said that in the meeting, decisions were taken regarding proactive steps such as external social audits, collaboration with local administration, NGOs and social activists, concerted action in child labour prone districts, examination of supply chain to ensure that exporters, suppliers and subcontractors conform to child labour laws.


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