1,500 Bangladesh factories set to be inspected by August
About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a five-year safety agreement signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries, according to organizers of the pact.
In a conference call on Monday, organizers said inspections were performed on 10 factories in November and December. About 250 inspections are expected to be conducted each month.
Reports from the inspections of 10 factories will be available online on Tuesday.
The legally binding agreement, signed in May, was established in response to a building collapse on April 24 that killed more than 1,100 garment workers.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- 2,000 more layoffs at U.S. Steel debated
- Finding balance key to PNC Capital Markets chief’s success
- Coal’s upside? Things can’t get much worse after a dire 2015
- Eat’n Park sells Cura division that serves hospitals and senior living
- ATI expects quarterly loss of $142M
- IMF predicts global economic growth will shrink
- Advanced safety features on more and more vehicles can baffle drivers
- Rally in energy shares fails to lift market as biotech freefall continues
- Patriot Coal expects to lay off more than 2,000 workers in W.Va.
- UAW threatens strike at Fiat Chrysler
- ATM fees soar as cash loses cachet