Topshop and Primark may have recruited children in supply chains

Topshop and Primark may have recruited children in supply chains

Two of Britain’s high-street giants, Topshop and Primark, have policies that allow people as young as 14 to be recruited to work in their supply chains, the Independent reports.

Both firms seem to be exploiting a legal loophole. Primark’s code of conduct says that it will not hire anyone under the age of 15, except in developing countries where there is a minimum working age of 14. Since some of Primark’s factories are based in India, Pakistan and Tanzania - where the minimum working age is 14 - children of that age may be hired to manufacture clothing.

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