December marks busy month of factory remediation progress and accountability measures
DHAKA, Bangladesh—The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety announced today that during the month of December, four additional Alliance-affiliated factories completed all material components outlined in their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs), bringing the total number of graduated factories to 50.
Factories achieving substantial completion of their CAPs in December include Arrow Jeans (Pvt) Ltd, LCB International (BD) Limited, Smart Jeans Ltd, and That’s It Sweater Ltd. Smart Jeans Ltd is the first Alliance-affiliated factory to complete required remediation after being suspended and subsequently reactivated.
“We commend these factories for upholding their obligation to provide safer workplaces for their employees, as required by the Alliance,” said Alliance Country Director Jim Moriarty. “They have shown that achieving the highest standard of workplace safety is within reach for all factories, and we are pleased to work in partnership with those committed to the task.”
The Alliance also suspended 15 additional factories in December for failure to provide sufficient evidence of remediation progress, bringing the total number of current suspensions to 117. The complete list of suspended factories as well as those that have achieved substantial completion of their CAPs can be found on our website.