Achievements in factory safety, remediation financing and worker empowerment
noted for Alliance’s second year
Washington, D.C - The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance) today launched its second annual report, detailing progress on factory safety and unveiling findings from a university-conducted impact assessment of its worker safety training program.
In its second year, the Alliance focused intently on factory remediation. As of July, more than 500 factories had their first of two remediation verification visits (RVVs), which give Alliance staff the opportunity to verify factory managers are making progress and ensuring repairs meet Alliance standards. Most factories had completed 21 to 80 percent of repairs by the time of the first RVV, and six factories had passed final inspections. As of July 2015, Alliance Members were sourcing from 662 active factories representing an estimated 1.2 million workers.