Wal-Mart Vows to Tighten Controls on Suppliers (Reuters)

Exec says retailer can’t do much when suppliers subcontract work without informing the company.

In the wake of the fire last month at a Bangladeshi clothing factory, a Wal-Mart executive acknowledged to Reuters that the company needs to do more to control its supply chain.

Tazreen Fashions, where a fire killed more than 100 workers, was making clothing for Wal-Mart. The company says the factory was not cleared to be doing Wal-Mart manufacturing.


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