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Kohl’s has not agreed to #PayUp
6-11-20 – Kohl’s pays its shareholders $109 million in dividends, despite its outstanding debts of over $150 million to garment workers and suppliers.
4-30-20 – Kohl’s cancels at least $100 million worth of completed and in-process orders without payment in Korea and $50 million in Bangladesh, leaving suppliers and garment workers in the lurch and on the brink of financial destitution.
8-24-21 – Kohl’s does not appear to publicly disclose its core tier 1 cut-and-sew garment factories, and the company has not committed to The Transparency Pledge. Full tier 1 transparency, as laid out in The Transparency Pledge, is the absolute lowest bar of compliance in fashion and since Kohl’s has yet to meet it, we have given the company a “NO” under Go Transparent. In addition to the above, to receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, Kohl’s must a) disclose its tier 2 (fabric mills), tier 3 (yarn and fiber mills) and tier 4 (raw materials) suppliers; b) disclose the wages of the lowest-earning workers at each factory and c) share audit and remediation reports publicly, and make these findings available to the garment workers in the audited factories.