Cotton Pledge Agreement Against Forced Child and Adult Labor in Uzbek Cotton 

 

Uzbek Cotton Pledge Agreement

We, the undersigned companies are working to ensure that forced labor does not find its way into our products. We are aware of reports documenting the systemic use of forced labor in the harvest of cotton in Uzbekistan. We are collaborating with a multi-stakeholder coalition to raise awareness of this very serious concern, and press for its elimination.

As a signatory to this pledge, we are stating our firm opposition to the use of forced labor in the harvest of Uzbek cotton. We commit to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton for the manufacturing of any of our products until the Government of Uzbekistan ends the practice of forced labor in its cotton sector. Until the International Labor Organization independently verifies the elimination of this practice, we will maintain this pledge.

By signing this pledge, the undersigned company (please provide the desired spelling of the parent company name as you would like it referenced in the list of signatories)

_________________________________________________________________________

And its brands (please list all brand names the parent company agrees to list, if applicable)

_________________________________________________________________________

Agree/s that:

The content of the above pledge has been reviewed and approved by the company’s senior management as well as the CSR and Communications departments (where applicable and necessary).

 

To acknowledge your agreement to the above, please sign:

Name: ______________________________

Title: _______________________________

Date: ______________________________

 

Please provide contact information for project point person (if different from above):

Name: ______________________________

Title: _______________________________

Email: ______________________________

Phone: _____________________________

 

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Cotton Pledge Logo Use Agreement

We, (corporate name) _______________________________________________________________________and

our brands (please list if applicable) _________________________________________________________________

Hereby grant the Responsible Sourcing Network permission to use our company and brand logos in relation to the Uzbek Cotton Pledge in promotional materials (see sample slide in the Intro Packet used in speaking engagements) or online at www.sourcingnetwork.org.

Any additional use of the logo/s requires advanced written approval by the company.

To acknowledge your agreement to the above, please sign:

Name:­­­­­­­­­­___________________________________________________

Title: ____________________________________________________

Date: ____________________________________________________

Email: ___________________________________________________

 

Please print, fill out, scan, and email to: info (at) sourcingnetwork.org

Click here for a pdf of the agreement.