BSCI is shocked and deeply saddened by loss of hundreds of workers' lives in Pakistan following the fires that took place on 11 September. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims. This tragedy reminds us of the importance of BSCI's mission. Every factory in the world should be able to ensure the security of its workers. We will continue to address health and safety issues with our Participants and stakeholders. It is through a collaborative effort by all companies, governments and NGOs, that we can improve working conditions and prevent such disasters from happening.