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Primark and Tesco join drive to improve Bangladesh factory safety - Telegraph

Primark and Tesco join drive to improve Bangladesh factory safety - Telegraph | BUSS4 Primark | Scoop.it
Following the collapse of the clothing factory that killed more than 1,000 workers in Bangladesh last month, Primark and Tesco are joining other leading retail groups pledging financial help for a five-year programme to improve the...
Laurie Waite's insight:

Primark AND Tesco taking evasive action to improve the conditions in which their suppliers operate. A five-year programme has been implemented to improve the construction and safety of factories in Bangladesh. The article mentions that Primark have an 'ethical trade team' - How can they allow an accident of this scale to happen?

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Primark seeks eurozone expansion

Primark seeks eurozone expansion | BUSS4 Primark | Scoop.it
George Weston, chief executive of parent company, says he is not deterred by fears of a long recession
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Primark not concerned about long recession. #BUSS4

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Mr Jones's comment, January 29, 2013 12:15 PM
Good, thinking about macroeconomic influences
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Primark helps Dhaka factory victims

Primark helps Dhaka factory victims | BUSS4 Primark | Scoop.it
Primark says it will pay compensation and offer emergency food aid to victims of the Bangladesh factory collapse who worked for its supplier.
Laurie Waite's insight:

Primark are to offer aid to the victims of a factory which worked with a supplier in Bangladesh. This looks like a public relations exercise to me; perhaps they should have made sure the safety of the workers was ensured. Its move follows a recent call by the charity War On Want, which said firms who use Bangladeshi products must "safeguard the life of these workers".

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Mr Jones's curator insight, May 1, 2013 3:24 AM

Well done Laurie, deliberately kept quiet on this as I'd hoped for student comment. Clearly big CSR and culture issues here.