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Gap response

Author: Gap, Published on: 11 November 2016

Hansoll made a business decision to close its Philippines facility, Faremo International Inc., in October 2016. This information was shared with Gap Inc. in September, during which time we implemented our facility closure protocol to ensure all aspects of the closure are in compliance with local laws and Gap Inc. policies. Hansoll has shown, with sufficient evidence, that this decision was driven by their global business strategy.

Hansoll has committed to adhere to the legal process of the factory closure, including all severance and wage payments. Further, Hansoll has committed to provide outplacement plan for impacted workers and help impacted workers find job placement in nearby factories. Hansoll has committed that this will be applied equally to both union and non-union members, and our field team will be working with Hansoll to oversee this effort...

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