Fashion giants have come under fire from campaign groups for not paying compensation to Rana Plaza victims.
After the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in April, killing almost 1,200 people, some British retailers who sourced products from the factory agreed to pay compensation to the families of victims.
However, some stores have now been heavily criticised by campaign group War on Want (WoW) for not joining ranks with the likes of Primark in offering financial support to those affected.
War on Want said in a statement, “More than four months since one of the world’s worst industrial calamities, Benetton, Bonmarché, Mango and Matalan have all so far failed to offer the victims compensation.”
In a statement sent to Blue & Green Tomorrow, the campaign group added, “Many bereaved families and jobless ex-Rana Plaza workers, some of them disabled – struggling to make ends meet on poverty wages before the tragedy – fear abject deprivation if the brands fail to provide adequate compensation.”
WoW calls for all companies who sourced garments from the factory to step up their responsibilities and offer support to victims.
The International Labour Organisation will host a conference tomorrow in Geneva. Representatives from Benetton and Mango have so far failed to confirm their attendance, but Bonmarché have said in a statement that they would attend the conference to discuss the possibility of compensation.
“Bonmarché can confirm that a Senior Representative will be attending the IndustriALL meeting in Geneva, that will include discussions on compensation levels for those affected by the Rana Plaza disaster.”
Like our Facebook Page
Can You Use Your PC In an Eco-Friendly Manner?
How Pain Management Hurts the Environment, and What You Can Do to Help
4 Countries That Have Banned Single-Use Plastic
What Is Your Carbon Footprint and How Can You Reduce it?
How Business Leaders Can Positively Impact Water Scarcity
Plant-Based Protein Coffee is Eco-Friendly & Healthy
Eco-Friendly Restaurants That Are Bringing the Outside Inside
5 Environmental Benefits of Custom Manufacturing
How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Office
Benefits of Starting an Eco-Friendly eCommerce Business
Brian Sheth and Sheth Sangreal Foundation Donate $15 Million to Global Wildlife Conservation
Eco-Friendly Gardeners Can Make Compost from Organic Waste
8 Great Tips to Find an Eco-Conscious Moving Company
Can Employers Help the Planet with Work from Home Policies?
Creating a Green Basement Environment for a Healthier Home
Switching to an Electric Car to Help the Environment? Here’s How to Find the Cheapest Insurance
More People Are Practicing Eco-Conscious Lawn-Care
Choosing the Best Air Filter as Pollution Levels Worsen
9 Tips to Write Stellar Papers as an Environmental Science Major
Why You Need to Know These Hard Facts About Ethical Investing
- Energy3 months ago
How To Choose the Right Solar Inverter for Your Home?
- Energy3 months ago
How to Choose the Best Solar Panel for Your Home
- Environment10 months ago
Importance of Using a Water Purifier in an Area with High Pollution
- Environment3 months ago
Reduce Industry Footprints with Sustainable Material Swaps