Remediation Progress Update

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh publishes report on progress as of 1 January 2018.

Safety remediation progress across 1,600 Accord covered RMG factories:
• 82% overall remediation progress
• 127 factories completed initial remediation
• >90% remediation at 699 factories

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Safety Committee Training Program Update

Dear all,

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is pleased to announce that the Safety Committee Training Program commenced at more than 840 Accord covered RMG factories. Functioning Safety Committees are key to ensuring that factories become – and stay – safe by conducting factory safety checks, responding to health and safety complaints, and getting information to workers on workplace safety.

Progress as of 1 December:
•844 factories participating in the Safety Committee Training Program
•805 All Employee Meetings, making for 1,820,771 worker contacts
•Safety Committee Training Curriculum completed at 169 factories

Highlights of the Safety Committee Training Program

Factory walk-throughs: enabling Safety Committee participation in inspections
Following their first Safety Monitoring training session, the factory Safety Committee together with the Accord trainer conduct a walk-through of the factory to identify actual or potential safety hazards, that are then reported to the Factory Management. Most of the issues found during these factory walk-throughs relate to inadequate use of machines, improper maintenance of fire and electrical equipment, obstacles on the work floor, or poor ventilation and lighting.

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Statement on Fire and Fatality at Plummy Fashions Ltd.

It is with great sadness that the Accord has learned that on 9 November 2017, a worker died after suffering extensive burns in a fire which occurred six days earlier at the Accord covered factory Plummy Fashions Ltd., located in North Norshingpur, Kashipur, Fatullah, Narayangonj.

The Accord expresses our deepest sympathies and condolences to the victim’s family. The Accord sent a fire engineer to the factory on 7 November to conduct a post-fire inspection.
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Statement on Business Termination with Arion Dresses Limited and Klarion Designs Ltd.

28 August 2017

Statement on the termination of Accord signatory companies’ business relations with Arion Dresses Limited, Adhunik Chalk Super Market (3rd floor), Chalk bazar, Chittagong, Bangladesh, and Klarion Designs Ltd., Adhunik Chalk Super Market (4th floor), Chawk Bazar, Chittagong, due to the suppliers’ failure to implement workplace safety measures.

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