H&M's new plan will be put into effect next year in one factory in Cambodia and two in Bangladesh.
Cambodia is now Southeast Asia's most corrupt country, surpassing Laos and Burma on Transparency International's annual corruption index.
A major fire has engulfed a paper factory in Phnom Penh, costing the own more than $4 million.
Opposition officials said Monday that corruption has meant the abuse of international aid.
The EU has moved to ban fish imports from Cambodia and two other countries, in a move to sanction illegal fishing operations under flags of convenience.
A US-based group of lawyers has launched an online campaign to raise funding to support a lawsuit against a UK company that bought sugar from a Cambodian plantations linked to human rights abuses.
The world’s second-largest clothing retailer says it will support a factory in Cambodia to adopt a fair wage. H&M says it then hopes to cover 750 factories between Cambodia and Bangladesh by 2018.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Cambodia last weekend, vowing financial support to Prime Minister Hun Sen to help promote human rights and democracy.
Proper accounting and auditing help promote business opportunity and development, finance experts say.
Members of a fishing community in Battambang province say overfishing has increased in recent years, fueled in part by collusion between criminals and the authorities responsible for protecting them.
Wildlife protector says illegal poaching and trafficking are decreasing due to strict law enforcement, education, and providing alternative livelihood to local people.
Coca-Cola issued a statement last week saying it has a “zero tolerance” policy on land grabbing, and will begin assessment of sugar sources in seven countries, including Thailand.