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Walmart Names Names: Its List of 240+ Banned Factories in Bangladesh

Walmart Names Names: Its List of 240+ Banned Factories in Bangladesh | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
After announcing it will not join an industry-wide accord on factory safety in Bangladesh, the world's biggest retailer announced its own safety initiatives - and a list of factories banned from its supply chain...
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After H&M first move to disclose its factory list, following the Tazreen incident, Walmart is now releasing the list of factories it considered as unsafe and makes it available for all stakeholders.

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EcoVadis's comment, June 1, 2013 8:27 PM
Our experience at EcoVadis, shows that yes, it is possible to have such impact. However, our general approach would rather focus on prior engagement (not blacklisting). For example, we offer our clients to set Corrective Action Plans with their suppliers. This said, regarding the Rana Plaza incident, yes, filtering and disengagement should have remained a priority.
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Bangladesh garment factory collapse kills more than 230 - World - CBC News

Bangladesh garment factory collapse kills more than 230 - World - CBC News | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A garment factory building in Bangladesh that collapsed, killing at least 230 people, had been ordered evacuated after deep cracks became visible, but the factories flouted the order and continued working, officials say...
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Another catastrophic event among a supplier / manufacturer of garment for major Western brands. This really demonstrates failure in assessing complex supply chains and oversight with disastrous consequences.

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