To avoid perpetuating the forced labor systems of cotton production in Uzbekistan Turkmenistan as well as exposure to liability for involvement in it, the Cotton Campaign recommends that any company operating in Uzbekistan or Turkmenistan:
Establish an independent human rights monitoring and public reporting program of the company’s operations and supply chain in Uzbekistan or Turkmenistan
Communicate to the governments of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan that investment requires no involvement by the company with forced labor, and divest if involvement in the forced labor systems of cotton production is required
Key Documents: Cotton Campaign coalition letters asking major sponsors and supporters of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan (on September 17-27, 2017) to demand Gaspar Matalaev and other political prisoners to be released. Sent on August 23, 2017. Letter to Coca-Cola Letter to MasterCard Letter to LG Corp.
CONTACT: Cotton Campaign Coordinator - C/O International Labor Rights Forum, 1634 Eye Street NW, suite 1000, Washington, DC 20006. +1(202) 347-4100, cottoncampaigncoordinator [at] gmail.com