Walmart & Gap: Join Fire Safety Program, Fix Death Trap Factories
NY Editorial calls on brands to adopt real fire safety!
Dec 11, 2012 — An excellent editorial in the NY Times today: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/fire-safety-in-garment-factories.html
"The loss of life is all the more horrifying because most safety violations are obvious — as is the need to correct them. Global brands and retailers like Gap and Walmart could pay for improvements to factories in countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh. While the governments of these countries must do more to enforce higher safety standards, real change will come only if buyers of clothing put their economic muscle behind the effort." ...
"What’s needed is an independent and robust inspection system that is legally enforceable and run by safety professionals. A group of international and Bangladeshi labor organizations have been working on such an effort..."