Amazon Partners With LABS Initiative For Better Safety of Garment Workers

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Amazon’s choice to align with the LABS Initiative underscores the company’s commitment to raising safety standards in manufacturing facilities and advancing responsible, sustainable business practices.

By tapping into the expertise and resources of the initiative, Amazon seeks to bolster its efforts in improving building and fire safety while prioritizing the wellbeing of workers.

“Realizing safe, equitable, fair, and sustainable supply chains has been a longstanding priority for Amazon across all our businesses,” stated Leigh Anne DeWine, Amazon’s Director of Social Responsibility.

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“Recognizing our responsibility to uphold safe working environments, we are pleased to join the LABS Initiative. We remain committed to continually improving working conditions.”

Pramit Chanda, the Global Director of Textile and Manufacturing at IDH and spokesperson for the LABS Initiative, commented, “As advocates for safe working environments and sustainability across the supply chain, we are delighted to welcome Amazon into the LABS Initiative.

Together, we look forward to working collaboratively to ensure the wellbeing of workers and to contribute to responsible sourcing practices.”

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The manufacturing hubs supplying Amazon in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam played a significant role in helping the LABS Initiative secure 500 factory commitments to safer workplaces by March.

In April, Amazon announced a substantial investment of over €700 million ($745 million) in new robotics and AI-powered innovations for its European fulfillment center (FC) network. This investment aims to create new jobs and enhance the retail experience for customers.

The article “Amazon joins LABS Initiative to promote garment worker safety” was originally published by Just Style, a brand owned by GlobalData.

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