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UK brands linked to factory fire

The deputy manager of the factory where nine garment workers were killed last night has told ITV News that six British high street brands used Aswad Composite Mills. They are: Next, Primark, George, Gap, H&M, and Morrisons.

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Primark cancelled factory contract over 'safety concerns'

Primark is deeply saddened by the loss of life at Aswad Composite Mills, owned by Palmal Group.

Primark placed its last order in March of this year, indicating that it would place no further orders following the identification of violations of its code of conduct and management’s unwillingness to resolve these to Primark’s satisfaction.

A small amount of outstanding orders was stored in the warehouse at the Aswad Composite Mills site, awaiting shipment.

Incidents like this demonstrate the requirement for the Accord to be effective, and for all members to work in collaboration for sustainable change in Bangladesh.

Primark will work with other brands and stakeholders through the Accord to support the employees and their families.

– A Primark spokesman

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