UK: Cambodia worker health part of M&S Plan A progress

UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) is trialling a new campaign aimed at helping 14,000 garment workers in Cambodia deal with common health issues, as part of its Plan A ethical programme.

The company, which aims to become the world’s most sustainable major retailer by 2015, said the programme provides training to workers and management on common problems such as family planning and anaemia.

Factories that take part also have their medical room upgraded and are encouraged to foster better links with external clinics. Working with US NGO Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere), the initiative launched in February and will run until March next year. …

Katie Smith