The report traced products sold on Amazon to a factory in Chittagong, Bangladesh, where managers are in a position to lock employees inside, and that doesn’t have fire alarms.
One 18-yr-old employee mentioned she spends 12 hours a day stitching shirts with about 300 others: “You are trapped inside until the time you complete the orders,” she told the news.
The report additionally discovered apparel on Amazon made in factories that have neglected safety violations like decaying buildings, broken alarms, and missing sprinklers and fire barriers.
Items sold from unsafe factories have been additionally discovered on Walmart.com, however, and clothes from one banned factory have been listed by Target, too.
Along with its platform, Amazon uses a third-party market made up of millions of individual sellers to sell to customers. Many are anonymous and never subject to the oversight Amazon places on its brands.
Third-party sellers offered more than two-thirds of the items sold via Amazon from unsafe factories. And of these items, many are marketed under little-known brand names like China-based XMYIFOR.
Amazon stated that while it opted out of safety-monitoring teams, it still enforces the identical standards, with a specific spotlight by itself branded products.
“Amazon is dedicated to sourcing our private brands from socially accountable suppliers and working with brand owners, vendors, and producers that share this dedication,” a representative informed news channel.
Since 2018, Amazon has carried out more 150 independent third-party assessments utilizing globally accepted protocols its audits at factories in Bangladesh, which include supplemental visits with fire and electrical experts.