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Bangladesh: European apparel brands sign agreement on replacement of Bangladesh Accord with BGMEA-led Readymade Sustainability Council

"European fashion brands agree new deal in Bangladesh", 3 September 2019

European fashion brands who buy readymade garments from Bangladesh agreed on Tuesday to hand over responsibility for issues like worker safety to a new body called the Readymade Sustainability Council (RSC).

RSC, governed by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), and brands and workers’ representatives, will replace the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to ensure compliance with work-place monitoring in the industry...

...“We could reach an agreement after two days of detailed discussions among us where almost all the representatives of fashion brand attended,” said Rubana Huq, President of BGMEA..."The RSC is an unprecedented national initiative, uniting industry, brands and trade unions to ensure a sustainable solution to carry forward the significant accomplishments made on workplace safety in Bangladesh,"...

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