Tesco bans Uzbekistan cotton due to child labour
Tesco has vowed to stop using cotton from Uzbekistan, as the country continues to use child labour.
The supermarket giant released a statement which read, ‘Following ongoing discussions with campaign groups on the subject of cotton production and the use of child labour…we feel the need to re-iterate Tesco’s deep concern at the use of child labour.’
Although Uzbekistan is one of the world’s largest cotton producers, Tesco has stated that it will not use the country’s cotton and that ‘we cannot support the use of cotton from Uzbekistan in our clothing.’
The move comes as an affimation of Tesco’s stance on child labour, which the company called ‘completely unacceptable.’