Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Disney concerns revealed in aftermath of Bangladesh factory collapse

The building housing numerous clothing factories collapsed on April 24 (AP)
The building housing numerous clothing factories collapsed on April 24 (AP)

Disney executives were so concerned about labour conditions in Bangladesh that they ordered a halt to operations in the country, before the clothes-factory collapse last week that left more than 400 dead.

The decision to stop production of branded merchandise was taken in March and was prompted, in part, by the factory fire in Bangladesh in November last year that killed more than 120 workers.

"We felt this was the most responsible way to manage the challenges associated with our supply chain," Bob Chapek, president of Disney Consumer Products, was quoted as saying.

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