Exclusive-Dyson dumps Malaysian supplier ATA over labour concerns

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Reuters

By A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -High-tech home appliance maker Dyson Ltd told Reuters it had cut ties with supplier ATA IMS Bhd following an audit of the Malaysian company’s labour practices and allegations by a whistleblower, sending ATA shares plunging. ATA, which is already being investigated by the United States over forced labour allegations, confirmed Dyson has terminated its contracts and that it has been in talks with its customer over the audit findings. Shares in ATA, which makes parts for Dyson’s vacuum cleaners and air purifiers, tumbled 30% to their lowest since April…

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