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Adidas & Other Companies Accused of $109 Million Worth of Wage Theft in Cambodia

May 14, 2022

Adidas is refuting claims that it stole millions of dollars worth of wages from garment workers.

The Clean Clothes Campaign, an activist group that advocates for workers, said in a recent blog post that Adidas and other brands had collectively failed to pay Cambodian garment workers an estimated $109 million in wages between April and May 2021.

The activist group said that these wages were lost among 784,000 workers across 114 factories employed in Cambodia’s apparel, footwear and leather industry, with Adidas allegedly responsible for the bulk of the wage theft, or about $11.7 million inflicted across 30,190 workers in eight of Adidas’ supplier factories since the start of the pandemic. FN