From 2013

Campaigner field days don’t help the launch of building and fire safety activities in Bangladesh which will require broad cooperation between all those involved

When the Business Social Compliance Initiative BSCI marked its 10th Anniversary last week in Brussels, the Clean Clothes Campaign ‘congratulated’ them with a veritable broadside attack in media. Last weekend, just days before we expect to be informed about how concrete action will start to improve building and fire safety…

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Wal-Mart’s harder line on supplier subcontractors could help open way for concrete improvements in Bangladesh factory fire safety

Wal-Mart’s harder line on suppliers that use subcontractors without the retailer’s approval is an important step in the right direction. “Our message of zero tolerance is meant to get people’s attention,” Wal-Mart’s Vice President for Ethical Sourcing Rajan Kamalanathan says in today’s Wall Street Journal. Of course, especially suppliers are supposed to listen…