Wal-Mart Taps a Startup for a Window Into Bangladesh FactoriesBy
Will the Rana Plaza factory-complex tragedy in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people prompt Western brands to push their suppliers to improve working conditions? Earlier this week, H&M and Inditex, which owns Zara and is the world’s biggest apparel company, agreed to sign a legally binding accord to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh. They joined more than 30 others, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Marks & Spencer, and PVH, which owns Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.
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