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.
As British companies reluctantly admitted they were linked to the latest factory fire in Bangladesh yesterday, a wider problem was revealed.
ITV News has revealed how six British brands were indirectly linked to a factory in Bangladesh that burned down, killing nine people.
The deputy manager of the factory where nine garment workers were killed said six British high street brands used Aswad Composite Mills.