About The Bangladesh Accord
The aim of the Bangladesh Accord is to make the Ready-made garments sector in Bangladesh safe and sustainable, where no worker needs to fear fires, building collapses or other accidents that could be prevented with reasonable safety and health measures.
The Accord was established in 2013 as an independent, legally binding agreement between apparel brands and retailers and trade unions. It was formed in the immediate aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse that led to the death of more than 1100 people and injured more than 2000. The agreement was renewed in June 2017 with a successor agreement known as the Transition Accord. The Transition Accord will enter into effect in May 2018 and is set to expire on 31 May 2021, unless a joint monitoring committee (comprised of Accord company signatories, Accord trade union signatories, BGMEA, ILO and the Bangladesh government) unanimously agrees that a set of rigorous conditions for a handover to a national regulatory body have been met prior to 31 May 2021.
This maternity cover position of Head of Signatory Engagement is a great opportunity to work closely with a wide network of signatories to implement the Accord.