Evaluation of H&M Compliance with Corrective Action Plans for Strategic Suppliers in Bangladesh

Publication Date: 

October 1, 2015


By Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium

The following report evaluates and analyzes publicly available information regarding the level of progress H&M has achieved in addressing safety hazards in its factories in Bangladesh. The data is derived from factory inspection reports and Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) publicly disclosed by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and posted on the organization’s website.

The analysis shows that H&M is dramatically behind schedule in correcting the dangers identified by the Accord’s inspectors, thereby putting tens of thousands of workers’ lives at risk. Even more disturbing, these negative results derive from an analysis focused exclusively on H&M’s “Platinum” and “Gold” suppliers, the subset of contract factories that H&M has deemed the best performers in its supply chain on labor and environmental issues.