|Czech company operating in the textile industry in Myanmar and Czech NGO|
|Lead NCP||Czech Republic|
|Description||Specific 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|
|Date||24 May 2018|
|Industry sector||Manufacturing, Wholesale and retail trade|
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.