By  on April 9, 2013

Wal-Mart today said it will donate $1.6 million toward improving fire safety standards in Bangladesh following the deadly fire at the Tazreen Factory in Dhaka. The donation, to the Institute of Sustainable Communities, a U.S. based nongovernmental organization, will help establish the Environment, Health and Safety Academy in Bangladesh. Sida, the Swedish International Development Agency, is also a partner in providing support for the new academy.

Wal-Mart has said it didn’t know its garments were being produced in the Tazreen factory, where the November blaze killed 112 people. The retailer said it had not authorized any of its suppliers to use the factory, which was considered unsafe by Bangladeshi authorities.

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