China Labor Watch
Standing up for Workers' Rights
Through the support of people like you, China Labor Watch creates meaningful change for workers’ rights in global supply chains through research, training, partnerships, and advocacy.
Since its establishment in 2000, China Labor Watch has conducted over five hundreds of factory investigations in response to complaints from workers. All full reports are published on our website, open and free to the public.
Over the years, our organization has provided free advice and training directly to over ten thousand Chinese workers to raise their legal rights awareness and build solidarity among workers.
We have established and/or supported over twenty grassroots labor NGOs and many frontline labor activists in China.
CLW is the most widely cited labor rights monitoring NGO in international media that regularly conducts first-hand investigations into working conditions at Chinese factories. We have influenced a number of multinational companies such as Apple, Samsung, Foxconn, Walmart, Amazon in improving the working conditions of their supplier factories in China. These companies have publicly stated that CLW’s research affected their efforts to improve working conditions in Chinese factories.
According to information obtained from the official website of local Chinese governments, CLW’s reports have pushed them to make positive changes to workers’ conditions.
In the past two decades, we have improved the working and living conditions of over one million Chinese workers and influenced China’s laws and the social responsibility standards of multinational companies.
CLW’s unique approach, effectiveness, and adaptability have impressed many partners, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders.