Recipients of financial support are 1. Children who lost a parent at the fire 2. Those injured and unable as yet to return to work 3. Families who lost a relative in the fire
The total funds being donated by C&A via the C&A Foundation in support of the 3 groups of victims as described above are estimated to be more than one million USD. 70 children from 46 families have been named as having lost at least one parent in the fire. An amount of USD 50 (4000 Taka) per month will be made available for each of these children until they reach the age of 18 years old.
The surviving parent or legal guardian of each of these children will receive an amount of USD 15 (1200 Taka) per month towards their education, medical expenses and other costs. The balance funds of USD 35 (2800 Taka) per month will be paid into a savings account registered in the name of each of these children, and to which they will have access on reaching the age of 18.
50 former employees of Tazreen fashions who were injured in the fire and are still unable to work will be supported by C&A via the C&A Foundation. C&A will continue to pay the medical costs for each of these 50 people until such time as they are fully recovered and able to work. In addition C&A will pay for loss of earnings which this group has suffered.
For each of the families who lost a relative in the fire C&A, via the C&A Foundation, has donated 1,200 USD per family which builds on earlier donations from other parts of the industry and organizations from Bangladesh.
“In addition to those measures the tragedy of 24 November has shown that despite C&A’s long tradition of safeguarding work safety in Bangladeshi production plants, additional audits on fire safety are necessary,” said Phil Chamberlain, head of Sustainable Business Development at C&A Europe.
For this reason C&A has started an in depth fire safety audit at all of its listed factories owned by locally based supply partners. The scope of work includes an assessment of the electrical systems, building layout and building construction, and will involve fire safety training also.
If any factory is unwilling or unable to carry out necessary improvements C&A production will be located elsewhere until such time that such factories can comply in full with the recommendations made following the audit. The first audits will have been completed by middle of March. The forecast costs of the in-depth audit financed by the C&A Foundation are estimated to be in the region of 1 million USD.
| On 22nd Jan 2021
Readymade garment exports from Bangladesh declined by 2.99 per cent...
| On 22nd Jan 2021
Goat Group, the global platform for the greatest products from the...
| On 21st Jan 2021
Citi Trends, Inc, a US-based value-priced retailer of fashion...
RCEP was always going to be a double-edged sword
It will take some time for the people to change their buying choices
Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli
‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...
Hans Gerhard Wroblowski
Germany's Monforts is a leading manufacturer and exporter of textile...
Schärer Schweiter Mettler (SSM) manufactures and supplies textile...
Textile Events is one of the largest textile fair in the United Kingdom,...
From May 14 to 17, international exhibitors will present the entire...
Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...
Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota
University of Washington
A fabric that can store data without any electronics or batteries has been ...
<b>Joe Ikareth</b> has a rock-solid fashion and textiles background, which ...
<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...
Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...
Letter to Editor
Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.
Subscribe today and get the latest information on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel.