US: Wal-Mart launches Women in Factories programme
By Petah Marian | 5 April 2012
US retail giant Wal-Mart today (5 March) revealed details of a new five-year initiative aimed at empowering 60,000 women working at its supplier factories in India, Bangladesh, China and Central America - which should also lead to higher quality products and lower prices.
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