By  on April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, which includes Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Gap Inc., VF Corp. and Target Corp., said Thursday it has added 12 new officials ranging from government and labor to business and international organizations to its board of advisers.

The alliance, with 26 company members, represents one of two industry safety initiatives launched in the aftermath of two factory tragedies in Bangladesh that claimed the lives of more than 1,240 workers and thrust the Asian country’s garment industry and inadequate fire and safety standards into the global spotlight. In recent months, lawmakers and worker and labor rights groups have criticized the alliance for not having labor and union representation on its committees.

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