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Response to Recent Allegations Regarding Working Conditions in Indonesia

April 17, 2012

Herzogenaurach, 17 April 2012 - On April 14, 2012, The Independent newspaper in the UK ran a series of articles on working conditions in Indonesia, labeling the LOCOG suppliers “sweatshops” and asking whether these factories breached the adidas Group’s Workplace Standards and the aspirations for an ethical and sustainable supply chain for the London 2012 Olympic Games. We take such allegations very seriously and we immediately launched an investigation to verify the issues and, most importantly, to safeguard worker interests. We have now concluded our preliminary investigations and set out a response to those allegations and actions we have taken to address breaches to our Workplace Standards.

Please download the detailed response below.