H&M responds to accusations of low wages

Sweden-based H&M has hit back at accusations that it fails to pay adequate wages to workers in Cambodian factories making its clothing. Instead it says the situation would be a lot worse if it did not source from the country.

Responding to a Kalla Fakta documentary shown on Swedish television that exposed the conditions faced by Cambodian factory workers producing goods for the fashion retailer, H&M said the programme contained a number of incorrect statements and conclusions about H&M and its work, saying in a statement that it is actually at the “forefront” of fighting for better minimum wages for workers in countries that manufacture its clothes.

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