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.

Immediately after the disaster Primark worked with local partners in Bangladesh to give financial support and food aid to the victims and their families. At the time, we also committed to providing long-term compensation. In total Primark has paid $14m in aid and in both short and long-term compensation to the victims and their families of Primark supplier, New Wave Bottoms.

In 2015, we launched the Pashe Achi project. The project aims to improve the capabilities and self-confidence of the most vulnerable recipients so that they are able to retain access to, and control of, their financial compensation in order to support their well-being. We have also been part of the industry's response to begin steps to make garment manufacturing in Bangladesh safer in future. Primark has a dedicated team of experts based in Dhaka to work with the factories on safety, providing in-depth training for factory management and workers to ensure safety requirements are met.

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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