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Safety scheme GAP and Walmart only 'empty promises' by Mirjam van Heugten — last modified 10-07-2013 19:23
Walmart and Gap – joined by many, but not all, US brands and retailers – have refused to sign the binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Instead, they offer a program that mimics the Accord rhetorically, but that omits the features that make an agreement meaningful. We explain why this scheme falls far short.