ADI Promotes Human Rights Abusing DahuaBy John Honovich, Published Feb 26, 2021, 09:23am EST
Publicly Traded Resideo's ADI division, the security industry's largest distributor continues to promote 'stocking up' on Dahua despite Dahua's human rights abuse sanctions and growing evidence of Dahua's ongoing persecution of ethnic minorities.
Inside this note, we share a response from ADI to IPVM, a complaint to Resideo's Supplier Code of Conduct, and Resideo's ignoring the 'red flag' status of Dahua.
Since October 2019, business dealings with Dahua have carried a red flag:
While industry partners of Dahua have tried to ignore this as 'politics', an investigation by the LA Times and IPVM shows that Dahua has continued to develop and market ethnic oppression technologies throughout 2020.
ADI Top Brands
Despite this, Dahua is still listed as one of the 12 'Top Brands' for ADI in the USA:
Response ADI To Uyghur Warning Report
ADI responded generically to IPVM about Dahua's Uyghur Warning evidence saying:
ADI is committed to providing exceptional service to our customers. We will continue to monitor the situation and remain committed to comply with law and regulations.
Submission Violating Resideo Supplier Code of Conduct
Resideo maintains a Supplier Code of Conduct covering various ethical and human rights violations.
IPVM submitted a complaint about Dahua to Resideo's Integrity & Compliance team who acknowledged receipt:
Thank you for reporting your concern to the Resideo Integrity & Compliance team. Resideo takes all reported concerns seriously. Your concern will be reviewed by the appropriate person in the region (or business) for handling.
Stock Up on Dahua
At the same time, Dahua was featured amongst ADI USA's 'stock up and save' promotion this week:
Normalizing Human Rights Abuses
ADI is normalizing human rights abuses. As the largest security systems distributor, ADI's continuing to carry and feature Dahua, despite its ongoing human rights abuses and its repeated deception on these matters, signals to security industry participants that abusing human rights and lying about it is business as usual.
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