We are currently conducting detailed investigations regarding labels found in Primark garments, despite growing suspicions in relation to the origin of these labels and the considerable delay since these garments were bought. The labels allege the garments were produced in conditions which are a breach of our Code of Conduct. Primark takes its responsibilities to workers in its supply chain extremely seriously.
We are currently investigating the origins of an additional label which has been found inside one of our dresses implying that the garment was produced under poor working conditions Primark takes these allegations very seriously. No other incidents of this kind relating to this dress have been reported.
On April 24th last year, 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 a stringent chemical management policy in place which complies fully with, and goes beyond, EU legislation. This policy is supported by a programme of due diligence and scrutiny to ensure our products comply at all times with these legal requirements and are safe for our customers to use and wear.
Primark has completed its structural surveys on buildings in Bangladesh housing production of Primark garments. None of the buildings surveyed were found to present a risk to workers' lives.
Primark is today announcing that it will begin making long-term payments to the 580 workers (or their dependents) of Primark supplier, New Wave Bottoms, which occupied the second floor of the eight storey building, who died, or were injured as a result of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.