Global Brands Say Future Orders at Risk Given Cambodia’s Increasing Coal Power

Major global brands have raised serious concerns over Cambodia’s embrace of coal power plants, which they say is out of step with their environmental commitments and could risk future investments.

The brands, who source garments and footwear from Cambodia, sent the letter to Economy Minister Aun Pornmoniroth on August 11, warning of Cambodia’s proposed increase in coal power generations, instead of asking the country to rethink its energy strategies to adopt renewable sources of energy.

The six brands, H&M, Adidas, Puma and Gap, Nike, and Specialized, said they have committed to environmental commitments and that continued investment in coal energy could negatively impact Cambodia’s prospects of attracting future investment.

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