Four more factories in Bangladesh achieve substantial completion of Corrective Action Plans

News Hour:

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety announced today that four Alliance-affiliated factories in Bangladesh completed all material components outlined in their Corrective Action Plans during the month of August, and the Alliance has suspended operations with four factories for failure to show evidence of remediation progress.

The Alliance performs independent inspections on the structural, electrical and fire safety of all factories from which its members’ source.

Each factory is then provided with a Corrective Action Plan designed to help it address safety issues and achieve compliance with Alliance safety standards. The Alliance also provides technical advice and access to low-cost loans to assist factories with remediation.

A woman working in a garment factory in Bangladesh

A woman working in a garment factory in Bangladesh

According to the statement by Alliance Country Director Jim Moriarty, the four companies are Reliance Box Industries (PKG), Radial International Ltd (Units 1 & 2), Mastrade International Garments Ltd and M/S Standard Group Ltd.

James Moriarty further said, “In suspending four additional factories from the Alliance compliant list, we reiterate our no-tolerance policy for factory inaction when it comes to workplace safety.”

To date, the Alliance has cut ties with a total of 95 non-compliant factories, and 38 factories have completed the critical repairs outlined in their CAPs. Across all active Alliance factories, 59 percent of all safety issues have been corrected.

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