Rana Plaza

On April 24th 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Savar, near Dhaka, in Bangladesh collapsed. The building had several factories which manufactured garments for around 28 brands. One of these factories was supplying Primark. Our thoughts remain with the victims of this disaster, and their families.

Primark has worked with local partners in Bangladesh, to give short-term financial support and food aid to the victims and their families. We have also devised an approach to long-term compensation and been making payments over the last year. We would like to thank our partners for all their expertise and commitment in helping us to develop and deliver this programme. We have also been part of the industry's response to begin steps to make garment manufacturing in Bangladesh safer in future.

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We started making long-term payments to the 668 workers (or their dependents) of our supplier, New Wave Bottoms in March 2014. New Wave Bottoms was on the second floor of the Rana Plaza building which collapsed on 24 April 2013. These payments are nearly finished, with more than 95% of long-term compensation now paid. Only those people who need our continuing support or who have only recently come forward, have yet to get final payments.

Primark has now paid out $14m overall. This includes, $11m in long-term payments, $2m in short-term aid and a donation of $1m to help the other victims.

Some victims and their families still need more support. We will work with local partners in Bangladesh to make sure they get it.

Rana Plaza - The Kushi Mela

This short film shows Primark’s work with local organisations to support the workers and families of New Wave Bottoms, the factory making garments for Primark in the collapsed Rana Plaza building following the payment of long term compensation.

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