Bangladesh

Solidarity with Bangladesh

Summary the Corporate Response to Bangladesh Disaster

A summary of the Bangladesh disaster and its aftermath.
H&M

H&M’s Efforts in Bangladesh Show Why We Need Systemic Change in CSR

The efforts of H&M in Bangladesh show that no matter what type of CSR a company is pursuing, whether it’s ethical, altruistic or…
SumOfUs

Why Most American Companies Didn’t Sign the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Why would major European companies sign this agreement while American companies refuse to do so? Are European fashion companies and retailers simply more…
Deadly factory disasters in Bangladesh, like this one that took place on April 25 in Savar, have spurred global apparel companies to improve safety.

Multinationals Agree to Safety Accord for Bangladeshi Factories

In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory fire in Bangladesh last month that killed over 1,100 workers in the deadliest industrial accident…
t-shirts

Will You Pay 10 Cents More Per T-Shirt?

According to an estimate all we need to do to prevent the next tragedy in Bangladesh is to pay extra 10 cents per…
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After the Bangladesh Tragedy: Six Ethical, Eco and Fair Clothing Manufacturers

Here are a few suggestions of more eco, fair, ethical, and local companies from which to purchase clothing.
Clean Clothes Campaign

Will Walmart Follow Nike’s Path in the Wake of Bangledesh Factory Fire?

Nike got serious about CSR after a run of bad press over sweatshops in the 1990s. Will the Bangledeshi fire persuade Walmart to…
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Hundreds Die in Bangladesh, You Save Money

Three hundred and thirty-six people have died since an eight-story building housing thousands of sweatshop workers collapsed in Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka. Many…
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World Water Day Update: P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program

Dr. Greg Allgood, director of P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, discussed how little water purification packets make a difference worldwide.
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H&M Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

Today H&M released its sustainability report for 2012, outlining the company's progress on textile recycling, water efficiency and organic cotton use.
Inside a garments factoryProducing t-shirts in Bangladesh for a company in the West. Garments is the main export product of Bangladesh. The garment industry runs mainly on women. They work long hours for low wages and in often unsafe conditions.

Brands Need Social Sustainability to be Truly Sustainable

The apparent disconnect between the real, increased sustainability performance of top global companies and the public's negative perception of same companies may lie…
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The Year in Sustainability: Walmart 2012 in Review

2012 has been a roller coaster at Walmart, with questions about its sustainability plan, the fire in Bangladesh, Black Friday and the treatment…
Clean Clothes Campaign

Latest Garment Factory Fire Shows Apparel Industry Puts Profits Before Workers

The latest tragedies in the garment factories were devastating in particular – not because they spoiled the holidays for retailers and fashion industries,…
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H&M, The Ethical Fast Fashion Leader?

H&M, the global fast fashion leader, has ramped up its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in recent years, improving performance on labor and…
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Air Pollution in South Asia Reaches Epic Levels

A country’s air pollution index is a good measure of its recent economic growth. In South Asia, the winter has brought some major…