The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety released its progress report on safety initiatives in the country’s apparel manufacturing sector.
With more than half-a-million Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, the humanitarian crisis also affects Bangladesh.
A second class-action lawsuit against LuLaRose, and a win for Kim Kardashian in court were top news reports this week.
The case stems from a charge of illegal wealth rather than the collapse of the apparel manufacturing building in 2013.
Companies like Kering and LVMH are still waiting for specifics on implementation, but they have to comply with new rules, with or without them.
The firm supplied to western companies, including British mass retailer Littlewoods.
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh’s objective is to develop a program to make Ready Made Garment factories in the country more secure.
A U.N. study forecasts continued strong economic growth in the three countries over the next few years.
Companies that have not signed on include Wal-Mart and The Children’s Place — two brands linked to the Bangladesh tragedy.
The Dhaka Apparel Summit saw sharp criticism of the Bangladesh government over labor rights.