"The need for companies, non-governmental agencies, workers, and government to take action when hazardous conditions exist is essential to improving factory conditions, and Wal-Mart is committed to providing even greater transparency into its supply chain in order to help drive change," Gardner said.
He said the company has posted a list of every Bangladesh factory that its inspectors have flagged as potentially dangerous and committed to publicly release the inspection results from all our authorized factories in Bangladesh. "Transparency in our supply chain is critical in order for us to be able to identify worker safety issues like those found in Rana Plaza," he said.
While Wal-Mart has not signed the workplace safety agreement reached between labor groups, worker advocates and a number of large European retailers, the company has also announced its own plans to tackle the conditions in Bangladesh. Those plans include enhanced safety inspections that aim to prevent deadly fires and collapses.