Differing manufacturer responses to the Bangladesh factory collapse

An article in the New York Times. (May 1,2013) describes the differing public stances by manufacturers. Bennetton, the Children’s Place and Cato Corporation distanced their link to the plant they used as a source, claiming their garments were not on the premises during the building collapse. But Primark and Loblaw admitted their suppliers were at the location and promised to help the workers impacted. They also urged others using the same source to help in covering relief costs. Given the risks associated with finding low cost sources, are these differing stances justified ? How should ethical supply sources, that do not sacrifice worker safety, be developed efficiently ? Should manufacturers be permitted to collaborate to develop such sources or should this be orchestrated by governments or non-profits ?

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