After the deadly building collapse in Bangladesh, Walmart released a list of factories it had banned. But it has continued receiving shipments from two of them.
The agreement on worker safety and building regulations in Bangladesh intended to prevent disasters like the factory fire in November and the factory collapse earlier this month will be missing one major retailer: Walmart.
Hundreds of Bangladesh garment factories shut down on Monday due to protests, but the day ended with sweeping changes finally on the horizon for millions of the underpaid workers who have long toiled in far too often unsafe and deadly conditions.
Eight people have been killed in a fire at a clothing factory in Bangladesh, and the death toll has now climbed to 1,000 in the building collapse of Rana Plaza making it the world's deadliest industrial accident since India's Bhopal disaster in 1984.