Showing its willingness to be transparent and share progress, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety held a press briefing in Dhaka Thursday. The Alliance represents a group of North American apparel brands and retailers including Gap, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Target, VF Corp. and Wal-Mart.
Led by Ellen O’Kane Tauscher, chair of the Alliance, this was the first such interaction after the group’s new board was revealed earlier this month. Several of the board members were present at the meeting. The members, who represent a range of labor, government and academia in Bangladesh, included M. Rumee Ali, director of BRAC, and Atiqul Islam, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association. Rabin Mesbah, Alliance vice president and managing director, and Ian Spaulding, Alliance senior adviser, were also present.
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