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KiK signs "Accord on Building and Fire Safety"; new agreement to focus on strengthening labour rights & transparency in the textile chain

Author: KiK, Published on: 29 June 2017

The textil discount KiK has signed the new edition of the "Accord" fire protection and building agreement in Bangladesh. The Westphalian company is therefore one of the first signatories to the new agreement, which will enter into force on 31 May 2018. The aim of the "Bangladesh Accord on Building and Fire Safety" is to continue the measures to improve the protection of buildings and fire in the textile factories of the country after the collapse of Rana Plaza... [T]he next period will focus on strengthening social dialogue and freedom of association... The new agreement expires on 31 May 2021 and may be extended by a maximum of one year. Subsequently, responsibility for the maintenance of safe production conditions should be transferred to a bangladeshan supervisory authority.

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