Loblaw Inc. and Rana Plaza

  • Reference: IVEY-9B13M071-E

  • Year: 2013

  • Number of pages: 4

  • Geographic Setting: Canada; Bangladesh

  • Publication Date: Jun 20, 2013

  • Fecha de edición: Jun 20, 2013

  • Source: Ivey Business School (Canada)

  • Type of Document: Case

  • Company: Large

  • Industry Setting: Manufacturing; Retail Trade;

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Description

A business professor who teaches sustainability must decide whether to sell his shares in the Canadian company, Loblaw Inc., after learning that the company produced garments for its clothing line in a Bangladeshi garment factory that collapsed, killing 1,127 workers.

Learning Objective

This case can be used to explore crisis management, crisis communications and the ethics of investing in companies that use cheap labor in developing countries.

Keywords

Bangladesh Canada Crisis Communication Crisis Management Ethics Supply Chain