By  on August 25, 2014

PARIS — Sixteen months after the collapse of Rana Plaza, French retail group Auchan has decided to contribute $1.5 million to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.

Although the group insists that it never commissioned any work from the ill-fated commercial building, a spokesman for the brand said: “We have been present in Bangladesh for many years. The donation is a way for us to show our solidarity with the victims and their families.”

The building, built on swampy ground outside of Dhaka, collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing more than 1,130 people and injuring more than 1,800.

The Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund was established in January and is managed by the International Labor Organization. Among the companies that have already contributed to the fund are H&M Conscious Foundation, Mango, Primark and El Corte Inglés.

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