"If we identify issues that cause us to believe that people's lives are in danger, we will take swift action," said Kamalanathan. "Preventing the kinds of tragedies that have recently taken place in Bangladesh will only happen if all stakeholders across the board set clear parameters and take action to drive real safety and compliance improvements."Walmart also announced today that they will be contracting with Bureau Veritas to provide fire safety training to every worker in every factory that produces goods for the company in Bangladesh. In addition, the company is contributing $600,000 towards a project that empowers workers to have a voice in the solution. By partnering with Labor Voices, a company that communicates proactively and directly with workers to identify and share concerns inside of factories, Walmart will gain new insights for ensuring the safety of and empowering factory workers. This grassroots level outreach to workers will be introduced at all 279 factories in the company's supply chain in Bangladesh, and provides another important venue for safety issues to be raised. This proactive outreach is in addition to the company's existing hotline already available to factory workers.
Walmart Announces Plan To Raise Inspection Standards And Provide Full Transparency On Safety Conditions At All Factories In Its Bangladesh Supply Chain
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