By  on June 10, 2013

WASHINGTON — The North American retail and brand alliance led by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Gap Inc. outlined five key goals at a meeting here Friday as it works to expedite its own fire and building safety plan in Bangladesh, in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in April that has claimed the lives of 1,129 garment workers.

The meeting with leading retailers, brands and industry associations was facilitated by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Former Senate Majority Leader and BPC co-founder George J. Mitchell and former Sen. Olympia Snowe led the discussions with a broad range of stakeholders, including experts from the U.S. and Bangladesh governments, as well as worker rights organizations and the safety industry.

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