Rana Plaza

On April 24th 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Savar, near Dhaka, in Bangladesh collapsed. The building contained several factories which manufactured garments for some 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 on a programme of support and compensation for victims. We would like to thank our partners for their expertise and commitment in helping Primark to develop and deliver this programme. The company has also participated fully  in the industry's response to begin steps to make garment manufacturing safer in future. 

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We began making long-term payments to the 580 workers (or their dependents) of our supplier, New Wave Bottoms in March 2014.  New Wave Bottoms occupied the second floor of the Rana Plaza building which collapsed on 24 April 2013. The payments will go to workers or their dependents, who died, or were injured as a result of the building collapse.

We also announced that we would contribute a further payment of $1 million to workers who produced garments for other retailers. This money was paid into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund. This is in addition to the $2 million which we have already distributed to these workers or their families through our short-term financial assistance programme.

Together, this brings our total aid payments to $14 million. 

One Year Later - Rana Plaza

This short film tells the story of Primark’s work to date with international experts and local organisations in Bangladesh to support workers and families of New Wave Bottoms, the factory making Primark garments in the collapsed Rana Plaza building.

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