Bangladesh Fashion Factory Safety Work Severely Behind Schedule

by MR Magazine Staff

Workers’ rights groups highlight H&M supplier among firms failing basic safety measures initiated after 2013 Rana Plaza disaster. More than half of H&M’s top suppliers based in Bangladesh have yet to install basic fire-safety measures more than two years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse spurred an international effort to improve safety in the country. More than a third of H&M’s top-rated “gold” and “platinum” graded suppliers have not removed sliding doors and collapsible gates, according to a report by workers’ rights groups, including the Clean Clothes Campaign. The report adds that 13% of those suppliers have failed to take the basic step of removing locks from doors which could impede workers escaping a fire. Read more at The Guardian.