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Bangladesh Accord Signatory

Is the organization a signatory to the Accord?
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Yes, not in good standing due to non-payment of membership fees
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Corporate Social Responsibility Report

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord) was signed on May 15th 2013. It is a five year independent, legally binding agreement between global brands and retailers and trade unions designed to build a safe and healthy Bangladeshi Ready Made Garment (RMG) Industry. The agreement was created in the immediate aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse that led to the death of more than 1100 people and injured more than 2000. In June 2013, an implementation plan was agreed leading to the incorporation of the Bangladesh Accord Foundation in the Netherlands in October 2013.

The agreement consists of six key components:

  1. A five year legally binding agreement between brands and trade unions to ensure a safe working environment in the Bangladeshi RMG industry

  2. An independent inspection program supported by brands in which workers and trade unions are involved

  3. Public disclosure of all factories, inspection reports and corrective action plans (CAP)

  4. A commitment by signatory brands to ensure sufficient funds are available for remediation and to maintain sourcing relationships

  5. Democratically elected health and safety committees in all factories to identify and act on health and safety risks

  6. Worker empowerment through an extensive training program, complaints mechanism and right to refuse unsafe work.The Accord has been signed by over 200 apparel brands, retailers and importers from over 20 countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia; two global trade unions; and eight Bangladesh trade unions and four NGO witnesses.

Signatories

The Accord has been signed by over 200 apparel brands, retailers and importers from over 20 countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia; two global trade unions; and eight Bangladesh trade unions and four NGO witnesses.


Go to the Bangladesh Accord signatory list on their website:

http://bangladeshaccord.org/signatories/

Review the list to determine if the company is a signatory. If you are looking for another type of signatory, scroll to the bottom of the page to see Union and Witness signatories.

If there is a star (*) next to the company name, this means the signatory is “Not in good standing due to non-payment of membership fees”.

Choose the answer (Yes; No; Yes, not in good standing due to non-payment of membership fees; Yes, Union; or Yes, Witness), and submit for the year you find the information available.


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