Bangladesh: Over 140 global brands join International Accord to ensure safety of workers in garment industry
"147 brands, retailers join international Accord so far", 13 December 2021
At least 147 global brands and retailers have so far joined the International Accord to ensure health and safety in the global garment and textile industry.
The signatories included many of the 200 EU-based brands that previously joined the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh ready-made garment (RMG) industry, a platform set up immediately after the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013.
After expiry of the Accord in Bangladesh, the Ready-made Garment Sustainability Council (RSC) was formed in June 2020 that took over the charge of the Accord's works in the country.
On September 1...officially announced the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Garment and Textile Industry, a 26-month-long legally-binding agreement to make RMG factories safe....
The renowned brands that signed the latest agreement included H&M, Benetton, Best Seller, C&A, Inditex, Marks & Spencer, Mango, Matalan, Next, PUMA, PVH and Primark, according to the publicly available list...