Woolworths and Big W: Sign on to the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement
  • Petitioned Woolworths Media

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Woolworths Media
Ms Julie Coates, Managing Director, Big W
Ms Julie Coates, Managing Director, Big W
Public Relations Manager
Clare Buchanan
Chief Operating Officer
Steve Greentree
Managing Director and CEO Woolworths
Grant O'Brien
Director Multi Channel and Supply Chain
Penny Winn
Media Manager Wesfarmers
Cathy Bolt
Kmart Customer Satisfaction
Head of Corporate Responsibility
Armineh Mardirossian
Donna Pratchet

Woolworths and Big W: Sign on to the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement

    1. Bek McClellan
    2. Petition by

      Bek McClellan

      Melbourne, Australia


Over a thousand people lost their lives in the recent Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. Sadly, it's just the most recent example of a series of similar tragedies throughout the past decade. And it's shocking and disappointing to hear that Australian companies like Woolworths and Big W may be part of the problem that has caused this tragedy. 

I’m just an ordinary mum of two primary aged kids who shops at Big W. I am not sure how or what I'm meant to say here, but I know that we can't allow these atrocities to continue -- and that means companies buying garments from Bangladesh factories need to help protect workers and demand better safety standards.

Since the factory collapse, major brands like H&M, Zara, Tesco and Calvin Klein have signed up to the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement. But Australian companies like Woolworths, Big W, Kmart and Target are lagging behind. 

Poor working conditions and hazardous factory environments are commonplace in the Bangladeshi garment sector. This needs to change.

Please, Woolworths & Big W, be part of the solution. Immediately sign up to the Fire and Safety Agreement, and commit to transparency about where you source clothes from.

You can also contact Woolworths & Big W on their facebook pages here:
https://www.facebook.com/woolworths & https://www.facebook.com/BIGWaustralia

We're wanting to see Woolworths commit to this - but these retilaers are deciding right now wheather to sign on.  Help push them over the line by contacting them here https://www.facebook.com/targetaus?fref=ts & https://www.facebook.com/cottonon

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 9,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Gabriel Waldron BAKERY HILL, AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      Shouldn't Woolworths be aiming for highest standards for garment workers, rather than borderline slavery??

    • ray gorman MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      woolworths is making a fortune off the backs of these workers so its there responsibility to keep them safe and healthy and give them a clean,healthy and safe work place

    • Katherine Stratton CUYAHOGA FALLS,, OH
      • 12 months ago

      Signing to support those in need of safe working conditions. Praying for those who have the power to change working conditions to open their hearts to concern for safety of workers.

    • Valerie Ekanayake AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      I want workers to be looked after so they can make a safe living for their family.

    • Cindy Shelley MILL PARK, AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      It is all Australians duty to protect the exploited workers in Bangladesh. I will boycott all stores that won't sign.


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