Following the tragic Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013, the Accord was set up as an independent agreement between brands and trade unions designed to work towards a safe and healthy Bangladeshi Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Industry.
We remain a signatory to the Accord and act as Lead Brand to a group of factories in Bangladesh. We continue to support our suppliers and factories to ensure the remediation from the Accord inspections is being completed to ensure worker safety. On a continual basis our Dhaka compliance team visit factories, monitor progress and we attend joint collaborative retailer meetings in Dhaka, UK and Accord EU headquarters. We also facilitated a visit to a fully vertical manufacturing site in Bangladesh for a global investment organisation to see first-hand the standard of the factories we partner with and to understand the extent of what is happening on the ground since the tragic collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013. For further information please go to www.bangladeshaccord.org