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Two crises, one flawed supply chain model: How the imbalance of power in global supply chains harms workers

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Bangladesh Accord, COVID-19, Rana Plaza, Workplace Health and Safety

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza factory collapse claimed the lives of 1,137 garment workers in Bangladesh and injured thousands more. The tragedy, which was the deadliest disaster in a manufacturing facility in human history, put a spotlight on the grossly unsafe labor conditions plaguing Bangladesh’s garment sector and catalyzed fundamental reform. The international…