H&M to pay living wage to Bangladesh workers
November 27 , 2013
H&M is trying to do something about the terrible working conditions that a lot of garment workers endure in Cambodia and Bangladesh.
The Swedish clothing giant is now trying to make sure that workers in these two countries receive a living wage. It's working with three factories to figure of how much they need to live on.
"We believe that the wage development, driven by for example governments in some countries, is taking too long, so we want to take further action and encourage the whole industry to follow," the company said.
A living wage would be provided at 750 of the company's biggest suppliers in a span of five years. Reports suggest that prices at the cheap clothing chain won't increase as a result of this new development.