Based on THIS article. Who is to blame?
- Walmart has been tied to a serious factory fire in Bangladesh where at least 112 people were killed. The garment factory had been producing clothes for Walmart without the retailer’s knowledge. Apparently the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory was no longer authorized to produce merchandise for Walmart but a supplier subcontracted work to it in direct violation of Walmart’s policies.
- There is an obvious ethical issue in this situation. The supplier deliberately went against Walmart’s policies and subcontracted work to the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory. This supplier’s action might even be the reason there was a fire in the first place. The supplier caused this mess and should ultimately be held accountable for its unethical actions.
- There is honestly no excuse for this to happen. If the supplier wasn’t in direct violation of Walmart’s policies then maybe they would have a case, but they don’t. I believe that the supplier was completely in the wrong and should suffer the consequences. Hopefully they will learn from their mistakes and be able to restore their image.