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Group: 1,500 Bangladesh Factories to Be Inspected [Bangladesh]
Author: Anne D'innocenzio, Associated Press, Published on: 10 March 2014
About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a five-year safety pact signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries... The global agreement, known as the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, has been signed by mostly European brands and only a handful of U.S. brands, including Abercrombie & Fitch and PVH Inc., the parent company of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein…The pact is being backed by labor groups such as the Clean Clothes Campaign and Workers' Rights Consortium. The International Labour Organization acts as the independent chair.