Only a few months ago I cautioned against retail buyers relaxing their guard due to the proposed agreement on minimum safety workers for Bangladesh factory workers.
Now we learn that factory fires are a weekly occurrence and there appears to be a culture among those responsible for the factories 'comes with the territory'. Would it be acceptable if 800 garment workers in the UK were dying as a result of factory fires.
Don't get me wrong, I am not the enemy of retail buyers but I really think they are in a position to make a difference through their procurement approach. My question is 'Are retail buyers including in their contracts and obligation to provide adequate fire escapes, fire alarms, first aid, fire fighting training and eva