Tell Apple, Nike and Coca-Cola: It's time to guarantee they will no longer use imprisoned or coerced Uyghur slave workers in China.
Uyghurs are facing genocide. Satellite imagery, leaked government documents and witness accounts reveal a systematic attempt on the part of the Chinese government to eliminate Uyghurs as a distinct cultural and ethnic group. Since 2017, more than one million Uyghurs have been imprisoned in concentration camps, and the Chinese government has taken genocidal steps to lower the Uyghur birth rate through forced abortions and sterilizations. Tens of thousands of Uyghurs have been forced to labour in slave-like conditions.
This year, we discovered Apple's suppliers in China used thousands of displaced Uyghurs for labour. An ASPI report found evidence of forced Uyghur labour at four seperate factories in Apple's supply chain, including at the Foxconn Zhengzhou facility - a factory so crucial to Apple's global production efforts it's known as ''iPhone city.'' Apple employed thousands of Uyghur slaves in the production of its products. Meanwhile, other major Western companies employed similar sickening human rights practices. Coca-Cola used sugar sourced from Xinjiang, while Nike used Uyghur workers in a factory in Qingdao.
Now, we know these companies have doubled down on their greed and sought to protect these morally catastrophic practices. Apple, Nike and Coca-Cola lobbyists have been trying to weaken a bill aimed at preventing forced labour in China. According to the Washington Post, these corporate lobbyists have been instrumental in trying to water down the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act, which would require U.S. companies to gaurantee they do not use Uyghur slave labour in their supply chain.
It's time to hold Apple, Nike and Coca-Cola to account for this moral bankruptcy and shocking greed. Sign this petition, raise your voice, and tell these companies they must gaurentee its products will be made free of Uyghur slavery.