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C&A and N Brown Group report progress on living wage following Rana Plaza

"Rana Plaza - A Catalyst For Progress On Living Wage", 8 Jan 2015

...Aleix Gonzalez Busquets of C&A and Andy York of N Brown Group explain why they, along with several other garment brands, have agreed a set of living wage principles in the wake of the recent Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh...Gonzalez Busquets [stated that]...C&A...wishes to be a catalyst to ensure workers can have...a better life...[T]he company believes that workers have to be empowered...to make decisions themselves...Reaching a fair living wage is one of the outcomes...[C&A]wants to bring about throughout the supply chain...Andy York...[said that t]he answer is simple from the N Brown Group perspective and the answer is collaboration. Getting to a solution in a complex supply chain isn't necessarily...straightforward...This responsibility shouldn't just sit with retailers...Governments also have a responsibility.

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