Major brands fail to join Bangladesh factory safety accord - EasternEye

Major brands fail to join Bangladesh factory safety accord

Swedish furniture giant IKEA and American music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs’ clothing were among companies sourcing from Bangladesh that had failed to sign a new accord for the safety of millions of factory workers as it took effect on Friday. The new pact is a three-year extension of the Bangladesh Accord, a legally-binding agreement between global brands and trade unions drawn up after the Rana Plaza collapse, one of the worst industrial accidents in modern history. It established a fire and safety programme for the country’s $28 billion a year textile industry, which employs about 4 million people. So far 175 of the 220…

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