ASOS signs legally binding agreement to support collective bargaining in Cambodia

ASOS signs legally binding agreement to support collective bargaining in Cambodia

Image: Adil Rehman, Head of Human Rights, ASOS speaks on the 'Towards Binding Agreements on Wages' panel at Global Fashion Summit 

LONDON, 12th June 2024: ASOS, the global fashion destination, has become the first online retailer to sign a legally binding agreement to support collective bargaining for workers in the garment and footwear sector in Cambodia.

The agreement forms part of ASOS’ ongoing commitment to respecting and protecting the human rights of all workers in its supply chain under its Fashion with Integrity programme.

It has been signed between ASOS and IndustriALL Global Union, supported by ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation). Together with other agreements signed between brands and IndustriALL through ACT, it marks a significant milestone in the move towards the first-ever brand-supported collective bargaining agreement in the garment and footwear sector.

These agreements are key to supporting effective industry collaboration amongst all stakeholders across the value chain and demonstrate strong leadership by brands, employers, and unions in the sector. They are designed to meet human rights due diligence expectations on in-country outcomes, while also addressing brand obligations on meaningful stakeholder engagement.

Adil Rehman, Head of Human Rights at ASOS, said: “Having been involved in the ACT process for a number of years, we’re incredibly proud to be one of the first brands to sign a legally binding Agreement with IndustriALL Global Union. This is a vital first step towards an agreement that will have a broader positive impact on human rights within the global supply chain, and shows what can be achieved when brands, unions, and employers work together to achieve sustainable, long-term change.”


Notes to editors

ASOS is the only online retailer to have signed a Global Framework Agreement with IndustriALL Global Union, which has been in place since 2017.

More detail on the Agreements and on ACT can be found in ACT’s press release: Ground-breaking Binding Agreements Signed Between Apparel Brands and IndustriALL Global Union to Support Collectively Bargained Wages for Garment Workers

About ASOS

ASOS is a destination for fashion-loving 20-somethings around the world, with a purpose to give its customers the confidence to be whoever they want to be. Through its app and mobile/desktop web experience, available in nine languages and in over 200 markets, ASOS customers can shop a curated edit of over 50,000 products, sourced from nearly 900 global and local third-party brands alongside a mix of fashion-led own-brand labels – ASOS Design, ASOS Edition, ASOS 4505, Collusion, Reclaimed Vintage, Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT. ASOS aims to give all its customers a truly frictionless experience, with an ever-greater number of different payment methods and hundreds of local deliveries and return options, including Next-Day Delivery and Same-Day Delivery, dispatched from state-of-the-art fulfilment centres in the UK, US and Germany.

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