has found safety issues with at least 15 percent of the factories with which it does business in Bangladesh, a spokesman revealed on Sunday. Although most of the three dozen facilities were able to address the problems or are in the process of doing so, according to the company, Walmart severed business ties with two that couldn’t remediate the issues to its satisfaction. A third was shuttered because its owners are replacing it with a new facility. The world’s No. 1 retailer, one of the largest buyers of apparel made in Bangladesh, enlisted French certification agency Bureau Veritas to audit the more than 200 facilities it employs in the South Asian nation.