Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Bangla Apparel Desk
April 19, 2017
About 71 factories in Bangladesh affiliated with Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance) have completed their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) and this number is expected to double in the next few months. Close to 72 per cent of repairs across all the active factories that are affiliated with Alliance, have successfully been completed.
About 64 per cent of the repairs carried out were of highest or high priority including critical items like structural retrofitting of columns and fire doors installations, said James F Moriarty, country director of Alliance during a press conference.
He also said that about 142 factories have been suspended for failing to make progress on remediation as Alliance has a no-tolerance policy for factories that do not prioritise safety.
Completing CAPs requirements is only the first step in workplace safety improvement, and Alliance expects all factories to stay committed towards safety and maintain the investments that have already been made.