100 Days of Rana Plaza Tragedy

100-days-of-rana-plaza-tragedy-a-report-on-commitments-and-deliveryFirst Independent Monitoring Report

100 Days of Rana Plaza Tragedy – A Report on Commitments and Delivery

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has prepared the first Independent Monitoring Report on the Rana Plaza Tragedy, on behalf of the partnership which has been set up to monitor the delivery status of follow-up activities relating to the tragedy that happened on 24 April 2013. This worst man-made disaster in Bangladesh’s history, that claimed the lives of 1,132 people1 (Figure 1), injured and maimed many others, has touched the heart and soul of people beyond borders. As things stand, none of the workers would have died if the factory had remained closed after the identification of a major fault in the building the day before the incident. The Rana Plaza has become a ‘symbol’ of poor compliance concerning workplace safety and security in Bangladesh’s industrial sector, and an ‘icon’ of poor attention to the working condition of a major consuming item in the global value chain. It also implies that the Rana Plaza incident is a reflection of sheer negligence of all stakeholders involved in the value chain of the readymade garments (RMG) sector across the world.

 

Download the Publication

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

Brands should take more control of supply chains to fix labour exploitation

Worker exploitation is rampant in the global fashion industry, according to countless investigations, studies and reports. So why haven’t fashion brands cleaned up their acts? Even if brands want to be part of the solution (as they are frequently asked to be) they are hindered by the current legal system. The problem is if brands are to eradicate labour exploitation, they must take more control of their supply chains. But if they take more control over their supply chains, they open themselves up to the risk of tremendous legal liability.