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Fire and Building Safety in Rmg Sector: Brands yet to agree to renew accord

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Rana Plaza, Safety Accords

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?

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Rana Plaza

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…

8 Years After the Rana Plaza Disaster, We Still Aren’t Doing Enough to Protect Garment Workers

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Rana Plaza, Safety Accords, Workplace Health and Safety

Two crises, one flawed supply chain model: How the imbalance of power in global supply chains harms workers

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Covid-19, Rana Plaza, Safety Accords, Workplace Health and Safety

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza factory collapse claimed the lives of 1,137 garment workers in Bangladesh and injured thousands more. The tragedy, which was the deadliest disaster in a manufacturing facility in human history, put a spotlight on the grossly unsafe labor conditions plaguing Bangladesh’s garment sector and catalyzed fundamental reform. The international…