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10 Nov 2017

Bangladesh Accord Secretariat

Bangladesh: Accord on Fire and Building Safety launches its fourth aggregate report

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh publishes Quarterly Aggregate Reports as part of its commitment to transparency and accountability.This report provides an overview of implementation of the Accord program and remediation progress at the ReadyMade Garment (RMG) factories covered by the Accord.

The overall remediation progress rate of safety issues identified in initial inspections reported or verified as fixed has reached 81 percent. Remediation is close to completion  at 603 Accord factories which have completed 90 percent or more of the remediation.  107 factories have completed all remediation from initial inspections, out of which 25 factories have remediated all the issues, including the new findings.

While marking this significant progress, major life-threatening safety concerns remain outstanding in too many factories and need to be fixed urgently. These include: inadequately protected fire exits, inadequate fire alarm and fire protection systems, and outstanding structural retrofitting work...