Wal-Mart Fires Supplier After Bangladesh Revelation

"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.

READ: Major Retailers Sign Worker Safety Agreement After Bangladesh Horror

CLICK HERE to return to The Investigative Unit homepage.

Page
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Salvager Eric Schmitt was combing through the wreckage of a convoy of Spanish ships that sank off the coast of Florida in 1715 when he discovered a missing piece from a gold Pyx.
Courtesy 1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels, LLC
Lisa Kudrow
Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library | Getty Images
PHOTO: In this April 26, 2013 photo, a large home intended for the family of Warren Jeffs is seen in Hildale, Utah.
Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune/AP
PHOTO: Zac Efron seen at BBC Radio One, April 24, 2014, in London.
Neil P. Mockford/GC Images/Getty Images