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Finding a good Chinese manufacturer can be challenging at times, but did you know that many famous companies actually publicly disclose their China Supplier list?
That's right, many of the leading brands will actually tell you which Chinese companies produce their goods, you just need to know where to look.
Read on to find out why companies such as Apple, Nike and Levis are disclosing their China supplier list and where you can go to find it.
In short, nearly all of them! We’re not aware of any leading companies that have a “Not Made in China” policy, but please feel free to let us know if you are aware of any.
The majority of the world’s leading companies have an extensive Chinese supply chain and in the most part they keep their China supplier list very guarded. Although their products are marked “Made in China”, it can be difficult to identify where exactly they were manufactured.
There are, however, some examples of world leading companies who make another choice. Perhaps under pressure to be transparent from their customers and the media, some of the world’s very best companies actually choose to make their China supplier list publicly available.
Here are some of the companies we have identified which make their Chinese supplier lists publicly available:
|Logo||Company||Where They Publish||Our Related Article|
|Apple||Apple Supplier Responsibility||The Apple China Supplier List|
|Adidas||Adidas Global Factory Lists||The Adidas China Supplier List|
|C&A||C&A's Suppliers' Factory List||The C&A China Supplier List|
|Columbia||Columbia Transparency Map||The Columbia China Supplier List|
|Dell||Dell Supply Chain||The Dell China Supplier List|
|H&M||H&M Supplier Factory List||The H&M China Supplier List|
|HP||HP Supply Chain||The HP China Supplier List|
|Lego||Lego Group Responsible Supplier Management||The Lego China Supplier List|
|Levi Strauss & Co.||Levi Strauss & Co. Sustainability / Production||The Levi's China Supplier List|
|Nike||Nike Manufacturing Map||The Nike China Supplier List|
|Puma||Puma Sustainability||The Puma China Supplier List|
|Timberland||Timberland CSR Reporting||The Timberland China Supplier List|
|United Nations||UN Secretariat Registered Vendors||The United Nations China Supplier List|
If you have heard of other famous companies disclosing their Chinese suppliers we’d be thrilled to hear from you.
Have you worked in a company that disclosed its suppliers? Did anything change as a consequence?
You may have come across this article because you were looking for reliable suppliers in China. Working with a company that already supplies famous brands may be a good approach in some circumstances, but such factories can also have high demands of their customers and the size of orders they place.
Fortunately, China Checkup offers a convenient way to find any Chinese companies including suppliers and manufacturers. Take a look at our China Sourcing Report today.
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When you are importing products from China, requesting test reports to demonstrate that the product meets necessary standards can often be critical, and it is important for compliance purposes that these test reports are issued by accredited labs.
In this article we introduce the different bodies responsible for managing Chinese lab accreditation and show you where you can search for a Chinese lab.
Last year we ran a simple experiment on our website to find out whether or not our audience trust Alibaba suppliers.
Thousands of visitors to our blog received the automated message from our live chat software "Just a quick question, do you feel that you can trust an Alibaba supplier?".
The 109 replies we received gave us some fascinating insights into the difficulties buyers face when deciding if they can trust Alibaba suppliers or not.
Has your business ever needed to check Chinese certificates for fakes or forgeries? If so, you are not alone.
Regrettably, it is quite common for some unscrupulous Chinese companies to use fake or altered certificates, unfairly tarnishing the reputation of the majority of companies that do the right thing.
In this article we introduce 5 techniques you can use to check Chinese certificates are legitimate, so you can steer clear of the companies that hand out fakes.