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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.
Have you received a China ISO 45001 certificate and wondered what it is, if it is real and how to check it?
Replacing the previous standard OHSAS 18001 in 2018, this new international standard specifies the requirements for occupational health and safety.
The uptake of certification to this standard in China has been quick and many Chinese organizations are providing their clients with copies of their China ISO 45001 certificate. Learn more about it here.
Whether you are planning a trip to China, researching a specific location, or trying to figure out how bad the Beijing rush hour is, there are plenty of good reasons to use China map websites.
Although most international map websites cover China, these websites face various restrictions which mean they can't provide a service as in-depth as their Chinese counterparts, so it is a good idea to know your options.
In this article we introduce the 8 most useful China map websites, including both international services available in your language, and some impressive domestic websites only available in Chinese.
With the high cost of sending freight by air, and the slow speed of sea freight, Chinese exporters are increasingly utilizing China to Europe freight trains as a means of sending their produce west.
As might be expected, the majority of these trains depart from cities located far from China's coastline and her seaports, but which Chinese cities have the most rail shipments?
We took a look at the data and found that the top 5 cities for China to Europe freight trains are each provincial capitals with huge populations - with Chengdu in Sichuan province leading the way.