Trading bodies unite to call for urgent Rana Plaza contributions
Ahead of the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and Social Accountability International (SAI) have urged Bangladeshi public and private partners to urgently make a contribution under the Rana Plaza Arrangement in order to complete the existing funding gap and fully compensate the victims of the tragedy.
The financial contribution of the Bangladeshi government and the local employers’ organisations will be essential for the Arrangement –agreed on November 2013 and highly praised by the above organisations– to fulfil its goal of providing financial support to victims, their families and dependants.
ETI director, Peter McAllister, said: “It is unacceptable that nearly two years after the Rana Plaza disaster, some victims and their families are still waiting for the compensation they are due.
"We hope this joint call with BSCI and SAI sends a strong signal to companies that sourced from Rana Plaza and have not yet made payments. We also hope this spurs donations from others that source from Bangladesh, so that victims and their families can get on with living their lives.”
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