The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety announced that 71 Alliance-affiliated factories in the country completed all material components outlined in their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs).
The country director of US based brands and buyers’ forum, alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (ALLIANCE) Jim Moriarty revealed the information in a press conference at a city hotel on Tuesday.
In the programme, the former US Ambassador to Bangladesh hopes that the number will reach double within the next few months.
Moriarty said that 72 percent of all required repairs across active Alliance factories have already been completed.
“Of them, 64 percent of the repairs we deem ‘highest priority’ and ‘high priority’- the most critical items including the structural retrofitting of columns and the installation of fire doors”, he added.
Alliance also suspended 142 factories from its compliant list till today, for their failure to provide evidence of remediation, he said.
Alliance’s Deputy Country Director Paul Rigby, Director of Engineering Kazi Wadul Haque and Director of Operations Quamrunnesa Babli were present during the press conference.
Alliance started the journey in Bangladesh after the collaps of Rana plaza in 2014 with 676 factories.
CAP completion is only the first step in constructing a continuous improvement culture focused on improving workplace safety. The Alliance expects all factories to sustain their commitment to safety through on-going efforts to maintain the investments already made.