adidas Group concerns

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman outlined in a Sept. 21, 2012, letter the university’s concerns over the way adidas has handled a situation involving workers formerly employed by the P.T. Kizone factory in Indonesia where licensed athletic apparel is made.

adidas is the official supplier of footwear and apparel for U-M athletic teams and is a licensed producer of apparel and products bearing U-M logos.

In a Sept. 27, 2012, response, adidas Group officials Patrik Nilsson and Gregg Nebel said the company was adhering to or exceeding the U-M’s code of conduct required of its business partners.

Read the Sept. 21, 2012, U-M letter

Read the Sept. 27, 2012, adidas letter

Read the Oct. 18, 2012, U-M response

University and adidas officials continue to correspond with periodic updates.

Read the Nov. 16, 2012, adidas update

Read the Jan. 23, 2013, adidas update

Read the Jan. 25, 2013, U-M response

Read the March 14, 2013, U-M letter to adidas

Read the April 24, 2013 letter from adidas announcing a resolution

There also has been correspondence between the university and the U-M chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops.

Read the April 13, 2012, USAS letter

Read the April 26, 2012, U-M response

Read the Jan. 16, 2013, USAS letter

Read the Jan. 25, 2013, U-M response

Read the March 21, 2013, USAS letter

Read the April 4, 2013 U-M response