364 Alliance Factories Achieve CAP Completion
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety | July 8, 2018
90% of remediation is now complete across Alliance Factories
DHAKA, Bangladesh— The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (“Alliance”) announced today that during the month of June, 18 additional Alliance-affiliated factories completed all material components outlined in their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs), bringing the total to 364.
“We commend the commitment these factories have made to prioritize safety for their workers, and we thank them for setting a standard for others to follow,” said Alliance Executive Director Amb. Jim Moriarty.
Across all Alliance factories, 90% of all required factory remediation has been completed, laying the groundwork for the Alliance’s planned transition to a Safety Monitoring Organization (SMO) that will include Bangladesh leadership and oversee safety inspection and monitoring, worker training and the 24-7 Amader Kotha helpline beginning in 2019.
“The work of the Alliance and its partners to overhaul factory safety has made a significant difference within the RMG industry in Bangladesh,” said Kathleen Almand, Vice President of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). “My colleagues at NFPA and I are optimistic about the future, and we look forward to seeing how these gains will be built upon as the Alliance transitions its work.”
The current status of each Alliance factory can be found on the Alliance website.
About the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety was founded by a group of North American apparel companies, retailers and brands who joined together to develop and launch the Bangladesh Worker Safety Initiative, a legally binding, five-year undertaking that is transparent, results-oriented, measurable and verifiable with the intent of improving safety in Bangladeshi ready-made garment (RMG) factories. The Alliance provides global apparel companies and retailers the unprecedented opportunity to come together and put forward concrete solutions to issues that impact apparel and retail industries worldwide. More information about the Alliance can be found at www.bangladeshworkersafety.org.