Adidas initiates funded aid for workers
The continuous critic and the up-rising of workers in emerging or poor countries have provoked that Adidas (sports goods), jointly with competitors are to set up a financial aid fund for their workers. The details will be presented at the end of this month in Switzerland. They do want to become advocates for the rights of the workers producing their goods
The entire plan will be supervised by the NGO Fair Labour Association participants are likely other sporting goods supplier, experts from the financial community, insurance companies and other interested organizations. All of the important sporting goods suppliers have outsourced their manufacturing to contractors and those do not always treat their workers in fairness.
It seems that there will be also a row of projects initiated to better educate suppliers and workers predominantly in Asia.