Does Nike really use child labor

Child labor: Nike goes on the offensive

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The US sporting goods manufacturer wants to refute the allegation and publishes a list of factories and their working conditions

Beaverton - In order to dispel allegations of child labor, the US sporting goods manufacturer Nike has published a detailed list of its more than 700 production sites worldwide. As the company emphasized on Wednesday in Beaverton, Oregon, the aim was to disclose the suppliers and thus ensure more transparency in the manufacture of Nike products.

When the company was audited, only a few cases were recorded in which children below the statutory minimum age were employed.

With the disclosure, Nike hopes to be able to encourage other companies to take similar steps, it said in a statement. Nike - the world's largest shoe manufacturer - are accused of poor working conditions, especially in its factories in Asia. (APA)

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