The Walt Disney company has stopped any production of branded merchandise in Bangladesh, responding to a devastating garment factory building collaps there last week that kill more than 400 people. The New York Times reported.
The Disney had sent a letter in March to thousands of licensees and vendors arranging new rules for overseas production at the "highest-risk countries," like Bangladesh, in order to bolster safety standards in its supply chain. CNNMoney reported.
Disney and other western apparel companies who have production ties to Bangladesh response swiftly to address public concerns about working conditions there. The company's efforts had elevated because of the November fire at a Tazreen Fashion Factory in Bangladesh that left 112 people died. The Disney's banning decision also extends to other countries, including Pakistan, where a fire killed 262 garment workers last September. "After much thought and discussion we felt this was the most responsible way to manage the challenges associated with our supply chain," said Bob Chapek, president of Disney Consumer Products. CNNMoney reported.