Lululemon discloses that it has been working with its suppliers in Taiwan to implement its no-worker-paid fee programs. It states that, as of the end of 2019, 18 of its 19 suppliers had enacted the program, and that as a result, “2,700 workers benefitted from the eradication of recruitment fees.” The company reports that it supported supplier capacity building to manage responsible recruitment risks and conducted assessments of recruitment agencies used by its suppliers (both in Taiwan and overseas). The company reports that it created a full-time role in Taiwan to support progress on these programs. It disclosed that the same program is being rolled out to suppliers in Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, and Japan.
Adidas reports that it is working with more than 20 recruitment agencies across Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam as part of its work on recruitment fees. The company also disclosed that it has a two-year partnership with the International Organization for Migration, which it states involves specialized training for recruitment agencies in sending countries and its business partners in receiving countries. Adidas discloses that through this partnership, it is also increasing engagement with its second-tier suppliers that employ migrant workers.