Bentonville, Ark. – Wal-Mart Stores has reportedly tested more than 200 factories with which it does business in Bangladesh and found safety issues at 32 of them. According to Reuters, Wal-Mart sent out an email saying that 30 of those 32 factories have corrected the issues since their discovery.
Wal-Mart has posted the test results of 75 of those factories so far. One of the two factories which failed inspection has closed down and a new facility is being built in its place. Wal-Mart will reportedly post the remaining reports on its website as they become available.
Safety of apparel factories in Bangladesh has become a spotlight issue in retail since recent tragedies including a collapse that killed more than 1,000 workers in April 2013 and a fire that killed more than 100 workers in November 2012.