Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety

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Statement by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety

We are saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life at Aswad Composite Mills in Gazipur, Bangladesh. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and those who may be injured. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has recognized the urgent need to rapidly improve the working conditions for garment industry workers in Bangladesh. This tragedy makes our work ever more pressing. We will continue our aggressive pace to implement solutions to the complex challenges surrounding worker and fire safety. We invite all those who share our goal to join us in creating common standards and sustainable solutions to prevent these events from happening in the future. More information about the Alliance, and the proposed common standards, can be found at www.afbws.org.

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