Canadian corporate ethics watchdog launches China forced-labour probe into Ralph Lauren


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Open this photo in gallery: Sheri Meyerhoffer, Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, holds a news conference in Ottawa, on July 11.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Ottawa’s corporate-ethics watchdog has announced an investigation into fashion company Ralph Lauren over the alleged use of forced labour in its supply chains. Sheri Meyerhoffer, who is the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, says it’s not clear whether the company is doing enough to weed out components linked to the mistreatment of China’s Uyghur minority. Her report says that in response to her inquiries, Ralph Lauren insisted it’s an American company that isn’t subject to a...