BBC exposé forces Primark to drop Indian suppliers
Budget clothing company Primark has dropped three Indian suppliers, after a BBC investigation revealed that they were using child labour.
The discovery was made by journalists for the BBC’s Panorama; the show will be broadcast next week.
It was discovered that all three companies had sub-contracted work, and that children had been employed to work in their homes, for jobs such as embroidery on dresses and skirts.
The investigation found children as young as 11-years old working on Primark goods.
George Weston, the chief executive of Primark’s parent company commented, ‘We are appalled, we feel let down and we are taking all the action we can to prevent this happening again.’
All items made by these suppliers have now been removed from Primark stores nationwide, and business with the three suppliers has been promptly ceased.