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Inspectors Certified Pakistani Factory as Safe Before Disaster

September 19, 2012 The New York Times

Richard Locke comments on the inspection of a Pakistani factory that was deemed safe, by a factory monitoring group, weeks before a fire broke out killing nearly 300 of its workers. "Even after a decade or more of such private monitoring efforts, these programs — no matter how well funded or designed or how well trained their auditors are — simply do not in and of themselves produce sustained and significant improvements in labor standards in most supply chain factories."

Inspectors Certified Pakistani Factory as Safe Before Disaster (comments by Richard Locke) – The New York Times