Primark notes the actions being taken by the Bangladesh courts against a number of individuals in relation to the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in 2013 and the recent media coverage of this. Primark was shocked and saddened by the Rana Plaza disaster, and that is why Primark responded by taking the many steps that it has.
Primark’s actions to date
Primark has completed more than 95% of long-term compensation (LTC) payments to the 672 workers (or their dependents) of Primark’s 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 on 24 April 2013. Only final payments to recently identified beneficiaries and extremely vulnerable people remain outstanding.
Total payments now stand at $14 million, of which long-term payments amount to $11 million and have been made in full, in cash, directly by Primark. Payments have been delivered to victims through the BRAC Bank and bKash.
Primark will continue to monitor the welfare of victims with long-term injuries or loss of earnings, in conjunction with local partners that have advised the company on its approach to compensation.