North American retailers set five-year Bangladesh factory plan

By Jessica Wohl

Article ReprintRescue workers look for trapped garment workers in the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar

Nearly 20 North American retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) and Gap Inc (GPS.N) unveiled a 5-year safety plan for Bangladesh garment factories on Wednesday that would include inspecting every factory within a year.

The announcement in Washington by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety on Wednesday comes after 1,129 workers were killed in the collapse of a Bangladesh garment plant in April and another 112 people perished in November fire at a Bangladesh factory.

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