A report published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, linked video game companies to certain cases of forced labor, specifically related to the Uighur Muslim minority. It allegedly occurred in chinese factories in which some of the consoles and technological devices of various companies are manufactured, among which are Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. However, in the Super Mario company he denies that they have knowledge about these alleged abuses.
During a question and answer session with shareholders, an investor asked members of the board of directors about their views on human rights in China. The shareholder recalled that Nintendo has previously worked with companies that have been related to problems of this nature. Shuntaro Furukawa, the president of the Kyoto, has assured that they have already investigated the complaints and that they have put procedures in place.
They have no knowledge that this is so
“We are aware that there was a report saying that Uyghurs may have been forced to work in factories in our supply chain,” Furukawa said. “However, we have investigated the factory named in the document and we could not find any reports that proves that he was our business partner. We have also received no reports of forced labor in our supply chain. “
According to the president, in order to ensure that this situation does not occur, they have established a series of policies that suppliers must comply with. “We run our business under a policy that if there is a serious risk of forced labor, not just for Uyghurs, we will stop doing business with them. [los socios]”. And adds. “As a global company we will continue to work alongside our production partners to implement ethical policies”.
According to the report, more than 80 companies they work with partners and factories that force Uyghurs to work.
Source | VGC