Czech company operating in the textile industry in Myanmar and Czech NGO
Lead NCPCzech Republic
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a Czech NGO concerning a Czech company operating in the textile industry in Myanmar.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, General policies, Human rights
Date24 May 2018
Host country(ies)Myanmar
Industry sectorManufacturing, Wholesale and retail trade
StatusIn progress

On 24 May 2018, the Czech NCP received a specific instance from a Czech NGO alleging that a Czech company sourced textile products from a factory located in Myanmar suspected of breaching labour rights.

The Czech NGO states that the company did not conduct due diligence to prevent the adverse impacts caused by its sourcing from the Myanmar based factory. The company objected to the allegations, stating that it had performed sufficient due diligence corresponding to the volume of the order, size of the company, and its international business operations.

After an initial assessment, the Czech NCP decided that the specific instance merits further examination and has offered the NCP’s good offices. Both parties have accepted the offer.