Fashion brands sign new pledge to protect garment workers

September 6, 2021 EcoVadis ‏‏‎

Companies including H&M and Inditex have signed up to a new agreement to protect garment workers in Bangladesh following talks between unions, retailers and factory owners. 

The agreement will replace the 2013 Accord on Fire and Building Safety agreement, which was formed after 1,100 workers were killed in the Rana Plaza factory collapse. 

The 2013 agreement marked the first time companies could face legal action if they failed to meet health and safety standards within factories. It committed companies to carry out independent inspections at the sites, and to contribute to safety training and factory improvements.

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