H&M Factories in Bangladesh Haven't Made Safety Repairs, Report Alleges

Kristi Ellis
Women's Wear Daily
WASHINGTON — A coalition of worker and labor rights groups alleged in a report released Thursday that a core group of apparel factories used by H&M in Bangladesh haven’t met mandated deadlines for safety repairs, potentially endangering hundreds of workers.
The Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network and Worker Rights Consortium, which jointly published the report, claim the H&M contractors are “dramatically behind” a remediation schedule mandated by The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a consortium of 190 companies, including H&M, Carrefour, Inditex, Primark, C&A and Marks & Spencer that was formed in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse that claimed the lives of more than 1,133 people.