The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety reports that 46 additional Alliance-affiliated factories completed all material components in their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) during the month of August, bringing the total number of CAP-completing factories to 166.
“Alliance-affiliated factories are beginning to achieve completion of their required repairs at a rapid pace, and we are pleased to recognize those that have made worker safety a priority," said Alliance country director, Amb. Jim Moriarty. "We remain confident that remediation will be largely completed across our factories by next year, and we are working with trusted partners now to enable our factory inspections, safety improvements and worker training and empowerment initiatives to be sustained over the long term."
The Alliance also continued to enforce accountability measures for factories that failed to make adequate remediation progress. In August, two factories were suspended from the Alliance compliant factory list, bringing the total number of suspended factories to 158.
The complete list of factories that have achieved substantial completion of their CAPs, as well as those that have been suspended, can be found on the Alliance website.