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Adidas, C&A, Esprit set out new sustainability roadmaps Leonie Barrie | 23 Aug 18

Brands and retailers including Adidas, C&A, Esprit, Hugo Boss, KiK, Lidl, Primark and Puma are among 116 members of the German based Partnership for Sustainable Textiles who have submitted roadmaps outlining concrete steps to increase sustainability in their textile supply chains.


Ali Enterprises victims receive life-long pensions Michelle Russell | 21 May 18

Survivors and families of workers killed in the Ali Enterprises garment factory fire, Pakistan's worst industrial accident, have now received pensions out of a fund financed by the factory’s only known buyer, German retailer KiK.


Christian Haub assumes sole responsibility of Tengelmann Group Beth Wright | 20 Apr 18

Christian Haub has now assumed sole executive responsibility of German retail giant Tengelmann Group, which owns low-cost German clothing chain KiK.


KiK takes over 32 Charles Voegele sites Beth Wright | 4 Jul 17

Discount retailer KiK has taken over 32 German sites of Swiss fashion group Charles Vögele.


How KiK is raising the bar on working conditions – Interview Leonie Barrie | 11 Apr 17

After garments made for KiK were found at each of the factories involved in the apparel industry’s biggest tragedies, the low-cost German clothing chain is on a mission to raise the bar on working conditions within its supply chain. Recent developments include legally binding audits at supplier factories, and the extension of building safety assessments to Pakistan, as Ansgar Lohmann, head of KiK’s Corporate Social Responsibility department, explains.


KiK launches building safety initiative in Pakistan Leonie Barrie | 8 Feb 17

German discount retailer KiK is extending efforts to improve the safety of garment workers in Pakistan by rolling out the first building, electrical and fire prevention assessments at its supplier factories in the country.


KiK completes Ali Enterprises compensation payment Michelle Russell | 8 Feb 17

German retailer KiK says it has completed its commitment to pay compensation to the survivors and families of workers killed in the Ali Enterprises garment factory fire, Pakistan's worst industrial accident.


KiK adds $5m to complete Ali Enterprises compensation Leonie Barrie | 12 Sep 16

After four years of campaigning and months of negotiations, an agreement has finally been reached to pay compensation of more than US$5m to the survivors and families of workers killed in a fire at the Ali Enterprises garment factory, Pakistan’s worst industrial accident. 


ILO steps in to speed Pakistan factory fire compensation Leonie Barrie | 10 Jun 16

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to step in to try to speed up the process of delivering compensation for the victims of a deadly clothing factory fire in Pakistan four years ago.

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