C&A Moda Ltda and individual
Lead NCPBrazil
Supporting NCP(s)Germany
DescriptionSpecific instance submitted by a German parliamentarian on the manufacturing activities of the German multinational company C&A operating in Brazil.
Theme(s)General policies, Human rights
Date17 Oct 2013
Host country(ies)Bangladesh
Industry sectorManufacturing, Wholesale and retail trade

Read the final statement issued by the Brazilian NCP - 8 December 2016

On 4 December 2013, the Brazilian NCP received a submission from a German parliamentarian, regarding the activities of C&A Modas Ltda (“C&A Brasil”), a subsidiary of the Cofra Holding Group, operating in Dhaka, Bangladesh.   The submitters alleged that the Cofra Holding Group and C&A Modas Ltda ("C & A Brasil") were to be held co-responsible in the Tazreen plant fire in 2012, which killed 112 people and injured more than 300 others.

In December 2013, the submission was accepted by the Brazilian NCP for further examination.

The NCP and C&A Brazil met in April 2015. C&A Global sent additional documentation to the NCP in May 2015, including information on the Fire Security Program initiated after the fire in Tazreen.

Although recognising that the company had taken some of the measures to meet the first round of the submitter’s suggestions, the submitter addressed a new set of recommendations to the company in January 2016. Between February and June 2016, the NCP made several attempts to reach the company in this regard, with no success.

On 8 December 2016, the NCP issued a final statement concluding the specific instance. Noting the measures taken by the company after the fire, the NCP recommends that it continue to improve its processes and promotion of human rights and decent work conditions in accordance with the OECD Guidelines.

Also see the related specific instance regarding Kik Textilien and Karl Rieker GmbH &Co, handled by the German NCP.