Spanish department store retailer El Corte Inglés and international development organisation BRAC have made "significant" donations into the Tazreen compensation fund, three days after the third anniversary of the factory fire that killed 112 workers. 

Brands and retailers with revenue over US$1m that sourced from the factory had been asked to pay a minimum of $100,000 into a dedicated fund set up to compensate the victims. In an update three days after the anniversary, global union IndustriAll said El Corte Ingles will give $100,000 to the fund, while BRAC USA has donated US$250,000.

On the third anniversary of the disaster earlier this week, IndustriAll said only C&A, Li & Fung and German retailer KiK had so far contributed. The union called on the remaining apparel brands that had sourced from the factory to pay into the fund. These include US retailer Wal-Mart, Disney, Sears, Dickies, Delta Apparel, and Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Piazza Italia, and Karl Rieker.

This week also saw the creation of the Tazreen Claims Administration Trust (TCA Trust), a multi-stakeholder trust to oversee claims and collect funding to make compensation payments. The Trust was developed out of an initial agreement signed a year ago by C&A, C&A Foundation, IndustriAll and the Clean Clothes Campaign. The agreement, brokered by the International Labour Organization (ILO), committed all parties to compensate the victims from a dedicated fund.

A Tazreen Steering Committee has also been set up to advise the TCA Trust, comprising Bangladeshi groups that work directly with impacted families.

The payment scheme will build on the payments already made by the Office of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh and BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association) to the families of deceased and missing workers. Previous payments will be subtracted from the total final payments made under the new scheme.