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Unfinished Business: Outstanding safety hazards at garment factories show that the Accord must be extended and expanded

Published: April 29, 2021

New report by the WRC and other witness signatories to the Bangladesh Accord reveals that deadly safety hazards remain at factories producing for major apparel brands and retailers.

Remaining Safety Hazards in Bangladeshi Factories Show That Apparel Brands Must Not Abandon Binding Safety Program

Published: April 29, 2021

In the week of the World Day for Health and Safety at Work, the witness signatories to the Bangladesh Accord have published a report showing that deadly safety hazards remain at factories producing for major apparel brands and retailers. The Accord—the most successful safety program in the contemporary history of apparel supply chains—is set to…

Jobs taken, benefits too

Published: April 27, 2021

Why would leading apparel brands and retailers—like Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, and American Eagle—walk away from a life-saving inspection program that is the only effective worker safety initiative in their global supply chains?

Published: April 22, 2021

The Rana Plaza apparel factory collapse killed more workers than any other manufacturing disaster in human history. The 1,134 known deaths in that building on April 24, 2013, a culmination of more than a decade of mass fatality incidents in Bangladesh’s sprawling garment industry—all in factories producing for leading global brands. The most important thing…