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Play Fair responds to Beijing Olympic Committee's statement

August 2, 2007

On July 31, the Beijing Olympic Committee (BOCOG) announced the results of its investigation into Play Fair's findings of child labour and gross violations of adult workers' rights in certain factories producing licensed goods for the 2008 Olympics. While BOCOG confirmed some of Play Fair's findings, it neglected others and failed to commit to acting positively to improve workers' conditions, choosing instead to cut and run from factories implicated in Play Fair's report.

Play Fair 2008 says it is "unconvinced by BOCOG's statement that it attaches great importance to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues" and – once again – calls on the International Olympic Committee to lead the way in developing measures to avoid workers' rights violations in the remaining Chinese licensee factories and beyond.

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