Target: Make sure your clothes-workers have safe factories
  • Petitioned Gregg Steinhafel

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CEO of Target, Inc
Gregg Steinhafel

Target: Make sure your clothes-workers have safe factories

    1. Elaine Lewinnek
    2. Petition by

      Elaine Lewinnek

      Cardiff by the Sea, CA

The 1100 workers who died in the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh may have been making clothes for us. Since then, most European retailers have signed a new accord on building safety in Bangladesh. Major U.S. retailers have refused to sign -- including Walmart, Gap/Old Navy, Children's Place, Kohl's, Carters, and Target. Disney decided to stop sourcing clothes to Bangladesh, which hardly helps Bangladeshi workers. American consumers are left with very few major retailers where we can buy clothes for our kids or ourselves in good conscience.

Please, Target, make sure your clothes workers have basic safe conditions. Sign the accord on Bangladeshi factory safety.

Economists calculate that insuring basic worker safety may cost an addition 10 cents for each item of clothing. We are willing to pay a dime.

There is more info and links here:

Gregg Steinhafel, CEO of Target, Inc
Make sure your clothes-workers have safe factories. Please sign the Bangladeshi Factory Safety Accord.

This is your chance to rise above the competition and make your brand stand for integrity.

We just want to buy socks (and everything else) without worrying that the sock-sewers are in the next Rana Plaza that might collapse.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Want to improve worker conditions in Bangladesh? Boycott Target

      Elaine Lewinnek
      Petition Organizer

      Or the Gap. Here's an article, explaining how this works:
      Please keep spreading this petition to more people. We really can make a difference.

      Want to improve working conditions in Bangladesh? Boycott the Gap

      Updated 7:30 pm ET. The news from Rana Plaza, the collapsed Bangladesh factory, keeps getting worse. The death toll has reached 430, with 129 still missing-and as more facts emerge it is growing clear that the tragedy could have been averted. But figuring out how to prevent the next disaster is anything but easy.

    2. Our petition actually gets emailed to Target's CEO

      Elaine Lewinnek
      Petition Organizer

      I've edited the petition letter because I learned that actually emails our letter to Target's CEO, in batches, based on how many of us sign.

      We've reached 100 signatures now, so we're off to a good start. If each of you can share this with 10 friends, then we will soon reach 1,000 signatures. Gregg Steinhafel (CEO of Target) is already receiving your note.

      Thanks. I think Bangladeshi garment-workers may thank you, too. - Start, Join, and Win Campaigns for Change is the web's leading platform for social change, empowering anyone, anywhere to start petitions that make a difference.

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • elanie webb SUGAR LAND, TX
      • 5 months ago

      It is important to me because these manufacturers can easily make this change for the better of their workers. NO EXCUSE

    • heather riggio THOUSAND OAKS, CA
      • 9 months ago

      I care about people more than greed

    • alonzo snipes WICHITA, KS
      • about 1 year ago

      it is not right

    • Heather Milton BORONIA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      I hate to see abuse of people or animals. Am quite prepared to pay a bit more for clothes to know these people are in decent conditions.

      Australians buy too many clothes anyway. Should just buy what you NEED not greed !

    • Minema Kirk SAN JOSE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I just read an article listing Target as one of the Top 10 companies that care about Corporate Social Responsibility. What a huge lie!

      Corporations have too much power and are not held accountable.


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