Herzogenaurach, 5 May 2012 – The adidas Group strongly disputes many of the claims made in Play Fair’s report and will of course launch an immediate investigation. To be clear, only four of the 10 factories highlighted in the report make adidas licensed Olympic product. The adidas Group has not worked with the MAS Linea Aqua factory in Sri Lanka since January 2008 and no Olympic product has been made there, nor in its sister factory MAS Linea Intimo. For a detailed response to the other allegations please download the documents on the right hand side.
The adidas Group is fully committed to protecting worker rights and to ensuring fair and safe working conditions in factories throughout our global supply chain. As part of that commitment, the adidas Group has been engaging in an open and constructive dialogue with Play Fair for the past 10 years.
We are the only London Olympic licensee to fully disclose our production locations and we are confident that we are adhering to and, in fact, exceeding the high standards which the organising committee has set for this, the first Sustainable Olympic Games.