The Horror of Bangladesh Factory Collapse Reveals Impotence of CSR Compliance Inspections

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New Orleans   The death count has now passed 340 workers in the horrific collapse of the 8-story garment factory in Bangladesh.  Buried as well in the latest story in the Times is the understated indictment of another hollow and ineffective outside inspection of these garment plants as part of corporate social responsibility monitoring agreements that …

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Desperate Need for a Real, Independent Factory Inspection & Monitoring System

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Quito   It is impossible to read the tragic tales of sweatshop fires in Bangladesh and Pakistan without coming to the conclusion that literally the very best of intentions have in fact “paved the road to hell.” The story by Declan Walsh and Steven Greenhouse in the New York Times, “Certified Safe, A Factory in Karachi Quickly …

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