Global buyers cut business ties with 12 more RMG factories

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:03, Jul 11,2017 | Updated: 01:18, Jul 12,2017


Western retailers’ and buyers’ groups cut business relations with 12 more Bangladeshi readymade garment factories in June on charge of failure in implementing workplace safety measures in their manufacturing units.
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, the platform of EU brands and retailers, terminated business relations with 10 factories of four companies as the suppliers repeatedly failed to implement the corrective action plans provided by the retailers’ group.
The factories are: Saascotex (Bd) Ltd, Leather Craftsman Ltd, Pack-Saas (BD) Ltd, Julfikar Fashion’s Ltd, SAASCO Garments Ltd, Muksudpur Apparels Ltd, Earthee Wear Ltd, SB Design ltd, Ornate International Ltd and GS Garments Ltd.
With the latest 10, the total number of RMG supplier companies with which EU buyers cut business relations in different times on workplace safety grounds reached to 79.
the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a consortium of North American retailers and buyers, cut business relations with two factories in the month as the suppliers failed to make adequate remediation progress.
The factories are: BHIS Apparels Ltd and Liberty Poly Zone (BD) Ltd.
With the two factories the total number of suppliers suspended from the Alliance compliant factory list reached to 153.
The Alliance on Tuesday announced that during the month of June, 10 additional factories completed all the remediation work bringing the total number of factories to have completed their corrective action plans to 92.
The factories include Bengal Windsor Thermoplastics Ltd, JMS Garments Ltd, Karnaphuli Sportswear Ind Ltd, Lalmai Sportswear Ind Ltd, Mars Sportswear Ltd, Mehnaz Styles and Craft Ltd, Titas Sportswear Ind Ltd, Toy Woods (BD) Co Ltd, Union Accessories Ltd and Youngone Sports Shoes Inds Ltd.
On the other hand, as many as 77 Accord-listed factories have so far completed all the remediation work. 

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