May 17th, 2016
Statement on the termination of Accord signatory companies’ business relations with Smart Jeans, Smart Jackets (BD) Ltd., Shehan Specialized Textile Mills Ltd., and R.B. Industries Limited.
The Accord recently invoked the provisions under Article 21 related to this supplier which admittedly falsified concrete strength test results. The test results were needed to determine what structural retrofitting was necessary for the remediation. This egregious act of fraud resulted in the Accord implementing an expedited escalation process where Smart Group RMG factories have become terminated factories and ineligible to produce for Accord signatory companies.
The following factories of the supplier are affected by this decision and accordingly are now considered terminated factories by the Accord:
• Smart Jeans
• Smart Jackets (BD) Ltd.
• Shehan Specialised Textile Mills Ltd.
• R.B. Industries Limited.
The Accord will work with its labour and company signatories in an effort to ensure that any affected workers are offered employment with safe suppliers.
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