hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:

Primark's response

Author: Primark, Published on: 30 April 2019

Thank you for providing us with an opportunity to update you on our actions in Bangladesh following the worker protests in December 2018. We recognize the rights of workers to organize and to protest peacefully and were extremely disappointed that this right was not respected in some cases...

Our actions

· Our team on the ground has been working in partnership with Impactt Ltd, an independent ethical trade consultancy, to conduct in-depth investigations into a small number of our suppliers’ factories where there are allegations that workers’ contracts had been terminated.

· We have suspended these suppliers’ factories while the investigations are ongoing, meaning no new orders can be placed.

· If our investigations find that workers’ contracts were terminated inappropriately, we will work with factories to ensure the appropriate remediation programmes are put in place, which includes remuneration of any legally owed compensation.

· Once are investigations are concluded in full, we will discuss our findings with the appropriate stakeholders at an industry-wide level, as we believe collaboration with industry partners is necessary to bring about industry-wide change...

Download the full document here

This is a response from the following companies: Primark (part of Associated British Foods)