London 2012 publishes factory locations producing Olympic goods in the UK and China
The organisers of the LondonÂ Games have today (24.2.12) published the names and addresses ofÂ factories in the UK and China producing Olympic goods until June 2012, covering 72% of production.Â This follows the ground-breaking agreement signed between the TUC/Playfair 2012 campaign and theÂ London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).
The Playfair 2012 campaign recognises that LOCOG is the first Games organiser to take this step towards transparency and we welcome the progress that the organisers and some companies have now made in this respect. Companies listed are:Â Adidas (disclosed July 2011); Golden Bear Toys; Haymarket Publishing; Honav; Hornby Hobbies Ltd; Innovative Sports Limited; Merrythought; Samlerhuset; The Royal Mail; The Royal Mint; and WWRD.Â We hope that more London 2012Â licensees/suppliers will follow suit and agree to be more open about where their goods are made and the conditions in which they are produced.
Playfair 2012 will work collaboratively with national and international partners to check that the rights of workers’ making goods for London 2012 in these factories are being respected, in line with standards set out in LOCOG’s ethical sourcing code and national laws.
We hope that the organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympics and the International Olympic Committee build on thisÂ progress towards helping to protect workers’ human rights.
Factory names and locations -Â http://www.london2012.com/documents/sustainability/disclosure-of-sites-manufacturing-products.pdf
February 24th, 2012