As of 6 June press statement, the number of companies that completed Completion of their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) stood at 82 whereas suspended factories reached at 153. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a platform of North American buyers, has announced that that during the month of May, six additional Alliance-affiliated factories completed all material components outlined in their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs).
The six factories are Babylon Garments Ltd, Columbia Apparels Ltd, R-PAC (BD) Packaging Co Ltd (PKG), R.S.B. Industrial Limited, Safaa Sweaters Ltd (Safaa Sewing Ltd) and Uni Gears Ltd.
“We commend these factories for prioritizing remediation and exhibiting a firm commitment to worker safety. With a little more than year left before the Alliance sunsets, achievements such as these remain central to our mission of transforming safety in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry,” said Alliance Country Director Jim Moriarty.
The Alliance also continued to enforce accountability measures for factories that failed to make adequate remediation progress. In May, six factories were suspended from the Alliance compliant factory list, bringing the total number of suspended factories to 153. The suspended six factories are Gladiolus Fashion Wear Ltd, Le Nouveautex Knit Fashion (New Location), C & A Fashion Limited, The Cloth & Fashion Ltd, Beautiful Jackets and Bando Apparels Ltd.
The 153 factories have been suspended from the Alliance compliant factory list because of their lack of progress in one or more Alliance programs, thereby failing to make progress in ensuring a safe working environment. If suspended factories wish to reestablish participation in the Alliance process, they will need to undergo a new inspection at their own cost.