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Three Years After Rana Plaza, H&M Factories Still Not Safe

Publication Date: 

May 2, 2016

An analysis of the latest safety action plans for H&M’s strategic suppliers in Bangladesh reveals that three years after the Rana Plaza building collapse, which killed 1,134 workers producing apparel for global brands and retailers, the majority of H&M’s factories are still not safe. There are some signs of progress: almost all of H&M’s suppliers now have some fire doors installed and H&M has increased the level of detail it provides in its public reporting.

Rana Plaza 3 Years On: Compensation, Justice, Workers' Safety

Publication Date: 

April 23, 2016

Following the collapse of the Rana Plaza building on 24th April 2013 a significant number of campaigns were undertaken to ensure the survivors and the families of the workers killed receive just and fair compensation, and to ensure that future building safety accidents would be prevented. These campaigns contributed to several initiatives including the Rana Plaza Arrangement (set up to provide compensation) and the Bangladesh Fire and Building safety Accord (set up to improve building safety). They also resulted in promises to improve the legal climate regarding Freedom of Association.

Rana Plaza 3 Years On: Compensation, Justice, Workers' Safety

Publication Date: 

April 23, 2016

Following the collapse of the Rana Plaza building on 24th April 2013 a significant number of campaigns were undertaken to ensure the survivors and the families of the workers killed receive just and fair compensation, and to ensure that future building safety accidents would be prevented. These campaigns contributed to several initiatives including the Rana Plaza Arrangement (set up to provide compensation) and the Bangladesh Fire and Building safety Accord (set up to improve building safety). They also resulted in promises to improve the legal climate regarding Freedom of Association.

Building a Rights Culture: How Workers can Lead Change in Thai Seafood

Publication Date: 

March 7, 2016
Egregious labor rights abuses, including forced labor and human trafficking, have been documented across Thailand’s seafood sector in dozens of reports over more than a decade. Recently, unprecedented international attention on Thailand’s seafood industry, particularly the plight of migrant workers who make up the majority of the workforce, has prompted a flurry of action from governments, exporters and Western brands that sell Thai seafood.
 

Ongoing Safety Delays at H&M Suppliers in Bangladesh

Publication Date: 

January 28, 2016

An updated analysis of current safety action plans for H&M’s strategic suppliers in Bangladesh reveals that, four months after the last report, H&M is still far behind in meeting its commitments. All but one of these factories remain behind schedule, relative to deadlines mandated by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord), nearly one thousand required renovations have still not been completed, and H&M has made insufficient progress in correcting the most life-threatening safety violations such as the installation of adequate fire exits.

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