By  on March 12, 2013

GENEVA — Governments, suppliers, brands, retailers and audit firms need to overhaul existing workplace safety practices found to be flawed or inadequate to avert future industrial tragedies, said a joint report on last year’s fires at Ali Enterprises in Karachi, Pakistan, and Tazreen Fashions in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that combined to kill more than 400 people.

“The report demonstrates that companies and governments knew about the risks but failed to take sufficient measures to prevent the fires from happening or to address the needs of the victims afterward,” said Martje Theuws from the Center for Research on Multinational Corporations, which along with the Clean Clothes Campaign compiled the “Fatal Fashion” assessment report.

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