Primark began its programme of structural building surveys in June 2013, following the collapse of the Rana Plaza building. The surveys are due to be completed by the end of March 2014.
The surveys are conducted to the highest international standards by an expert team of structural and civil engineers from specialist engineering and architectural firm Medway Consultancy Services (MCS). They cover all buildings that are two storeys and above, housing production of Primark garments.
None of the buildings surveyed to date have been found to present an imminent risk to the lives of workers. Where surveys have uncovered the need for remediation, this is now being addressed.
Primark is also a member of the Bangladesh Accord on Building and Fire Safety and was the first UK brand to sign the Accord. We remain fully committed to its efforts, and will be sharing the results of our surveys with the Accord Chief Safety Inspector, as it begins its own programme of surveys.