Safety secured for over 2 million workers under The Bangladesh Safety Accord

Thanks to the outcry from consumers across the world in the wake of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in April 2013, the Bangladesh Safety Accord drove a policy change among retailers operating in Bangladesh and has resulted in 112 brands committing to the Accord to date, covering at least 1,600 factories and securing the safety of over 2 million workers, mostly women, in Bangladesh.

This is an unprecedented development in the acceptance by retailers of responsibility for safety in their supply chains.

Despite over 1 million signatures from across the world Walmart and GAP continue to refuse to sign up, despite having significant manufacturing in Bangladesh and here in Ireland Dunnes Stores still refuse to acknowledge their consumer’s demands and sign the agreement.

Click here for more information on the BFBSA.