Canada’s Corporate Watchdog Probes Ralph Lauren for Alleged Use of Forced Labor in China

**Ralph Lauren Faces Probe Over Alleged Use of Forced Labor in China**.

**Canada’s Corporate Watchdog Launches Investigation into Fashion Giant**.

Canada’s corporate watchdog, the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), has launched an investigation into Ralph Lauren Corporation for its alleged use of forced labor in its Chinese supply chain..

The investigation was prompted by a complaint filed by the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), which alleged that Ralph Lauren was sourcing cotton from the Xinjiang region of China, where the Chinese government has been accused of committing genocide against the Uyghur population..

The complaint alleges that Ralph Lauren’s suppliers in Xinjiang are using forced labor from Uyghur workers, who are subjected to systematic discrimination, arbitrary detention, and forced labor as part of the Chinese government’s campaign of repression against the Uyghur minority..

**Ralph Lauren Denies Allegations**.

Ralph Lauren has denied the allegations, stating that it does not source any cotton from the Xinjiang region and that it has a .

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