ACCORD reaches important milestone by completing initial inspections of factories in Bangladesh

The Accord is proud to announce that the initial inspections of Accord producing factories have been completed within the agreed timeline of end September 2014.  Out of 1106 factories inspected, over 400 Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) have been finalised by the factories and company signatories, as well as being approved by the Accord Chief Safety Inspector (CSI).

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Accord statement on fire at Cordial Design Ltd storage facility

The Accord has learned of a factory fire at Cordial Design Ltd in Mirpur, Dhaka on August 31, 2014, injuring five factory workers. The factory is listed as producing for Accord signatories companies, and was inspected for fire and electrical safety on the 15th of July, 2014.

The Accord is informed that the fire broke out in a separate storage building. This storage facility was however not inspected because the factory owners did not inform the Accord engineers of this additional storage facility.

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Publication of quarterly Steering Committee minutes and meeting reports

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is committed to total transparency and as such will be publishing all Steering Committee minutes. The brand representatives and labour representatives of the Steering Committee and a witness signatory to the Accord meet quarterly face-to-face and have ad hoc conference calls as needed.

SC Minutes Conference Call 7th August 2014

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Accord Disclosure on Newtech Apparels

Accord Statement on the Need for Immediate Evacuation of Newtech Apparels, Ltd. August 15, 2014

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is conducting independent safety inspections at all factories in Bangladesh producing for Accord signatory brands and retailers.

At the factory listed below, the Accord engineers identified “critical findings” during a recent structural inspection.

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