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ETI [Ethical Trading Initiative] pledges help to promote labour standards in Bangladesh

The government is committed to expanding the brief of the newly formed National Forum on Social Compliance - a body entrusted with improving working conditions in the textiles and garments industry - to include not only government and textile and garment manufacturers, but also trade unions, NGOs, global brands and retailers and UN agencies, the World Bank (WB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...ETI [Ethical Trading Initiative] members Gap Inc, Marks & Spencer, the Co-op, Levi Strauss and Asda/George [part of Wal-Mart] have all pledged their support...