Bangladesh: Clean Clothes Campaign 6-month update on Spectrum-Shahriyar factory collapse says sufficient emergency relief provided but inadequate compensation

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Company non-response
19 October 2005

Bluhmod did not respond to: Clean Clothes Campaign update on Spectrum-Shahriyar factory collapse in which 64 workers died (April 05): lists companies allegedly supplying from the factory that have not yet pledged to contribute to compensation fund ...

Company non-response
19 October 2005

CMT-Windfield did not respond to: Clean Clothes Campaign update on Spectrum-Shahriyar factory collapse in which 64 workers died (April 05): lists companies allegedly supplying from the factory that have not yet pledged to contribute to compensation...

Company response
19 October 2005

New Yorker response to Clean Clothes Campaign update on Spectrum-Shahriyar factory collapse

Author: New Yorker

We do not know who originally spread the information that allegedly NEW YORKER was a customer of the textile production company in Savar where the tragic accident occurred. This information is wrong. At no point in time did New Yorker have a contractual re-lationship to this company, let alone placed an order for production.

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Company response
18 October 2005

New Wave Group response to Clean Clothes Campaign update on Spectrum-Shahriyar factory collapse

Author: New Wave Group

New Wave will contribute to the workers fund being set up to help victims of the Spectrum-Shahriyar disaster. We look forward to receiving more information on how this can be done at a local level in Bangladesh.

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Author: Carrefour

Après l'incident tragique survenu à l'usine de Spectrum, Carrefour a réagi rapidement pour mandater l'organisation Friendship pour fournir un soutien à l’aide humanitaire de court et de plus long terme. Voici un résumé des événements préparés par Friendship, suivi du planning de Friendship du Projet Savar de Réadaptation jusqu'à septembre 2005.

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Company response
18 October 2005

[Response provided by Carrefour to Clean Clothes Campaign update on Spectrum-Shahriyar factory collapse

Author: Carrefour

Following the tragic incident at the Spectrum Sweater factory, Carrefour was quick to react in commissioning the Friendship organisation to provide short and longer term relief support. Here is a short summary account of events prepared by Friendship, followed by the Friendship flow chart of Savar Rehabilitation Project up to September 2005.

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Author: Campagne Vêtements Propres

Certains clients de Spectrum-Shahriyar se sont rendus au Bangladesh (dont Inditex-Zara, KarstadtQuelle et Cotton Group – T-shirts B&C) et ont contribué à financer les soins médicaux pour les blessés... Carrefour a distribué des machines à coudre et des vélos à remorque aux familles des travailleurs tués, mais ne s’est engagé à aucune autre contribution... Certaines entreprises clientes, dont Inditex-Zara, KarstadtQuelle et Cotton Group – T-shirts B&C, ont accepté de contribuer à la mise en place d’un fonds solidaire d’indemnisation. Mais les montants restent insuffisants et beaucoup d’autres clients, dont Carrefour, n’ont pris aucun engagement en ce sens.

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Company non-response
5 October 2005

Solo Invest did not respond to: Clean Clothes Campaign update on Spectrum-Shahriyar factory collapse in which 64 workers died (April 05): lists companies allegedly supplying from the factory that have not yet pledged to contribute to compensation fund ...

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5 October 2005

Spectrum-Shahriyar Update - Six months after the collapse [Bangladesh]

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

Reportedly, all of the injured workers have received adequate medical treatment. 500 workers have received Tk 2000 (approx. €25) each relief money and there is a list of a further 100 workers who will also receive Tk 2000 each. These costs were covered by the emergency trust fund (including mainly the $ 35,000 given by the Spanish company Inditex) and administered by Oxfam...thus far only a few buyers have agreed in principle to contribute to the compensation fund. These include Zara, Karstadt/Quelle, Cotton Group, Scapino and Kirsten Mode...There are still companies in Germany (New Yorker, Bluhmod), Sweden (Harvest), France (Carrefour, Solo Invest, Windfield CMT)...who were confirmed to have been sourcing at Spectrum Shahriyar but who have not yet pledged to contribute to the compensation trust fund. [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited CMT-Windfield and Bluhmod to respond to the article, but they declined to respond]

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